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Categories:
Real Estate & Property Law
Commercial Property
Residential Property
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This CPDcast aims to ensure that legal practitioners are familiar with rights to light.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what a right to light is (and what it is not);
  • Be aware of the problems associated with rights to light;
  • Know the recent developments that have impacted this area of law;
  • Understand how a right to light may arise;
  • Be aware of how a right to light claim may be prevented;
  • Know what a Light Obstruction Notice is and how these operate;
  • Understand the remedies that a party can seek in a right to light claim;
  • Be aware of what rights to light insurance is;
  • Understand the Law Commission’s proposals in this area of law.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Introduction
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Coventry –v- Lawrence [2015] UKSC 50;
  • Scott –v- Aimiuwu [2015];
  • The Law of Property Act 1925;
  • Wheeldon –v- Burrows (1879) LR 12 Ch D 31;
  • London Tara Hotels Limited v Kensington Close Hotel Limited [2010] EWHC 2749 (Ch);
  • The Prescription Act 1832;
  • The Rights of Light Act 1959;
  • Shelfer v City of London Electric Lighting Co (1895) 1 Ch 287 Court of Appeal;
  • Midtown Ltd v City of London Real Property Company Ltd Joseph and others v City of London Real Property Ltd [2005] EWHC 33 (Ch).
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In this CPDcast, Ben Barrison, a Legal Director at DLA Piper, looks at Rights to Light. Ben examines what a right to light is (and what it is not), analyses recent developments and the different way of how rights to light arise. Ben also focuses on rights to light claims, what a light obstruction notice is and the Law Commission’s proposals in this area.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD hour for barristers at the Bar of England and Wales.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD point (0.5 for the podcast and 0.5 for completion of the test) for solicitors and legal professionals.

Podcast Length: 32:12

Date Recorded: 22nd June 2015

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