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Rights of Light: The Modern Law 4th ed isbn 9781784734299

Rights of Light: The Modern Law 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9781846618635
New Edition ISBN: 9781784734299
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781846610240
Published: January 2015
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This new edition of the popular work, written by a team of specialists, takes into account developments in law and practice, gives targeted coverage of rights of light, combining an explanation of legal framework with practical commentary about procedure and remedies, and contains contributions from surveyors on measuring and valuing loss of light.

Rights of light are a distinctive and complex branch of the law of easements. When advising on property developments it is essential that practitioners have a clear grasp of the legal principles and their practical application.

This work is suitable for solicitors and barristers specialising in property and planning law. It is also suitable for surveyors, architects and planners.

Property Law
The Property Law Context
Rights of Light Defined and Contrasted
Extent of Rights of Light
Buildings and Structures Capable of Enjoying Rights of Light
Acquisition of Rights of Light I – By Acts of the Parties
Acquisition of Rights of Light II – By Prescription
Acquisition of Rights of Light III – Prevention of Acquisition
Extinguishment of Rights of Light
Deeds Regulating Rights of Light
Proceedings for Infringement of Rights of Light I –Causes of Action, Parties, Limitation and Venue
Remedies I – Injunctions and Damages in Substitution or in Addition to Injunctions
Remedies II – Damages: Various Matters (To cover remoteness, foreseeability, loss due to Claimant’s impecuniosity, recovery on behalf of third parties, claims by reversioners, successive claims, interest and taxation)
Remedies III – Declaratory Relief, Abatement, and Land Registry Adjudication
Measurement and Valuation of Light
Rights of Light and Planning Law
Conveyancing Issues which Affect Rights of Light
Human Rights Issues in Rights of Light Law
Insurance Against Rights of Light Claims
The High Hedges Legislation