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Posted in Real Estate News

No blues for the Blues on rights to light

There was much fanfare when Chelsea Football Club secured planning permission for redevelopment of Stamford Bridge last year.  However, one family’s fight against the new stadium’s impact on its right to light had the potential to bring the redevelopment to a standstill.  Hogan Lovells’ Planning and Development specialists, Hannah Quarterman and Paul Tonkin consider the

Posted in Real Estate

Rights of Light – A new dawn?

On 25 October 2016, the Hogan Lovells Real Estate team hosted a panel debate: Rights of Light – A New Dawn? The panel of industry specialists debated topical issues including: (a) the likelihood of adjoining owners obtaining an injunction to prevent interference with rights of light; (b) whether recent developments in case law mean that developers need

Posted in Case Updates

Light relief for developers?

In the first rights of light case to follow the Supreme Court’s decision in Coventry -v- Lawrence a county court has refused an injunction to prevent interference with rights of light. The case of Scott -v- Aimiuwu concerned two neighbouring houses in Potters Bar. Mr and Mrs Aimiuwu built a substantial extension to the rear