Categories:Real Estate,UK

Rights of light: hugely important reforms proposed by the Law Commission

The Law Commission has published a consultation paper containing its recommendations for reforming the law on rights of light. This briefing from Nabarro explores the Law Commission’s proposals.

The Commission is proposing the following changes to the current law:

  • Existing prescription will be abolished as a way of acquiring a right of light. This reform will not affect rights of light which have already been acquired, but it will no longer be possible to acquire new rights of light by prescription.
  • A statutory test, setting out when a court can award damages instead of an injunction.
  • A statutory notice procedure requiring someone with the benefit of a right of light to clarify early on whether they intend to apply to court for an injunction.
  • The power for the Lands Chamber to extinguish existing rights of light which are obsolete or have no practical benefit…

If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Nabarro briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

 

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in

Register

It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer

 

Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.

 

Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.

 

Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Analysis from The Lawyer

View more analysis from The Lawyer

Overview

Lacon House
84 Theobald's Road
London
WC1X 8RW
UK
http://www.nabarro.com

Turnover (£m): 116.70
No. of lawyers: 405