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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of contact details for people who can investigate your requirements and produce a Sunlight Report (Daylight Report) or Rights of Light Report. You will be provided with their contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss your situation in more detail.

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This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services.  When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area.  Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000. Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them.  In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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Filling in the short form above will instantly give you a set of contact details for people who can investigate your requirements and produce a Sunlight Report (Daylight Report) or Rights of Light Report. You will be provided with their contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss your situation in more detail.

What is the difference between 'Rights of Light' and "Daylight Sunlight" assessments ?

A Right of Light is an easement in common law. It is a private legal right to one’s property.
A Daylight Sunlight assessment is a planning issue. It is a document considered by the planners only for potential development schemes.
Although these issues are both a measurement of light they are significantly different. Please see below for further information;  

What is "Rights of Light"?

In English and Welsh land law, a Right of Light is an easement enjoyed to a property, known as the dominant tenement. It is the benefit to receive a specific amount of sky over a neighbours land, known as the servient tenement. If that sky is blocked by development, to the extent of causing a light nuisance by injuring the Right of Light, there is grounds for remedy. The injured party is able to seek injunction over the offending structure, however many people settle for compensation to ‘release’ their light.

There are various ways of acquiring a Right of Light easement, but by far the most common method is via prescription, authorised by Section 3 of the Prescription Act 1832. This highlights that where a window has enjoyed uninterrupted light for a period of 20 years, it will become an ‘ancient light’ and with benefit from a Right of Light.

Natural light is an important commodity and it is recognised in law that if this is reduced to beyond a level that is for ‘reasonable use by the ordinary notions of mankind’ it becomes an actionable loss. This ‘level’ is generally agreed to be an adequately lit space via natural light to about 50-55% of the room area, any less than this and there may be a claim.  

What can be done about it?

Typically in urban areas like cities and towns, new development will see a dramatic increase in the building massing compared to what was on the site prior. If you feel that a new development, planned or recently built is infringing on your light, you may have an actionable loss. The developer must address any actionable injury’s before building, otherwise he risks having an injunction brought against them in the future. We are able to provide details of Rights of Light consultants that can advise you on this matter and assist in making a claim from the developer. 

What is a "Daylight Sunlight" assessment?

When applying for planning permission in a densely populated area, the local planning authority may wish for a Daylight Sunlight assessment to accompany the application. This will assist the planners in considering the viability of the proposed scheme. The common method of assessment is using the Building Research Establishments guidance ‘Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight 2011’. This guide gives recommended standards for Daylighting, Sunlighting and Overshadowing to be adhered to so as not to reduce these levels and cause a significant impact.

The means of assessment is typically done using 3D modelling of the building environment with further software analysis to produce exact results. We are able to provide details of specialists in this field, that can advise you on your options and preparing the necessary report to suit your requirements.

Do you carry out Daylight and Sunlight or Rights of Light Survey work?

If you are a surveyor who specialises in producing Daylight or Rights of Light Reports and you would like your contact details to be listed on our website please complete our form to apply for a no obligation trial.

Customer Feedback

Please see below for some Customer Feedback:

Very quick response following our online search, Andy was courteous and very helpful in his communication and also while visiting our home, a quick turnaround with the Certificate, we endorse and recommend Andy Holland
Richard, Swindon
Walid replied quickly, made himself available for the survey at very short notice. Was very proactive to deal with the Agent to book the day to do the survey.Send the report on time.
Alessandra, Earlsfield
I received a response within minutes of using the local surveyors direct website. Thorough and timely survey. Excellent report. I' feel that I received good value for money. I am very satisfied with the level of service and professionalism that I have received.
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Chris was quick to reply and able to do a Homebuyers Report for us at short notice. The report was comprehensive, service was polite and we were even able to go back to Chris at a later date with a follow up question which he answered in great detail. I would thoroughly recommend using him for your next property purchase.
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