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Jonathan Karas KC is delighted to announce the publication of The Law of Rights of Light 2nd edition

The first edition of this book established itself as the leading specialist textbook in the field of rights of light and is used by practitioners, whether barristers, solicitors, or surveyors.

This new edition has been revised and brought up to date to include recent developments in the law such as section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, Beaumont Business Centres Ltd v Florala Properties Ltd [2020] and Fearn v The Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery [2023].

The book considers how rights can be established, what constitutes an infringement of those rights and what remedies can be provided for the infringement of those rights. It explains how claims may be defended and rights overridden using the mechanism under section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016. By setting the law in its wider context, The Law of Rights of Light seeks to show that, despite the technicalities which arise, there are no legal problems with which a competent lawyer cannot grapple.

The book benefits from two illustrated technical appendices by Point 2 Surveyors. The first explains how light is measured; the second how losses are valued. Both appendices also set out the limits of current methodology.

This new edition is an essential addition to the shelves of lawyers, surveyors and other property professionals.

You can pre-order the book here.

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