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This guidance note deals with easements known as ‘rights of light’ and the approach to be adopted by surveyors practising in this field. It focuses on the different stages of a potential dispute and the processes that an RICS member could follow as an example of best practice.
Professional practice issues such as dispute resolution, mediation, how to deal with initial contact and clients are underlined and investigation techniques and appropriate resources are highlighted. Particular emphasis is given to the primary roles of Land Registry, the professional advisor and the chartered surveyor in a rights of light dispute situation.
The importance of research, field investigation, technology advances and advice on best practice survey techniques and final reports are also included. In addition, the guidance note contains extensive listings of further reading and online resources.
This guidance note is essential reading for all RICS members interested in rights of light dispute practice and will also act as an effective refresher for experienced practitioners.