As a property owner, you have the right to light. When you bought your property, there was plenty of light, wasn’t ther? This might have been one of the reasons why you chose the property. But if a construction project affects your right to light, you can get an injunction against the property developer. Loss of right to light means that you could also seek compensation.
Property developers should inform residents in the area of their plans, and how the construction will affect property owners. There was once light but now you anticipate potentially living in the shade. Once construction begins, a lawyer can help you get an injunction against the property developer. But if construction is completed and you’re affected by lack of light, contact a lawyer to discuss your options. If you literally finding yourself living in the shade, you could seek compensation for this.
Once damages are listed, an assessment is made to negotiate compensation. If your right to light is affected by a construction project, the courts will decide what compensation is due. This will depend on the developer’s profit. A certain percentage of the developer’s profit forecast will be calculated. It will then be awarded to the resident or residents impacted by loss of right to light. But there are also other solutions that can be explored.
There are several ways a court might find a solution to the problem. Compensation, halting construction or even demolishing part of the construction in order to recover loss of light. Developers often contact residents impacted by loss of light. They often negotiate and offer compensation in exchange for loss of right to light. If you are contacted by developers, please get in touch for legal advice before agreeing to anything.
We’re looking for anyone who is impacted by loss of light as a result of a construction project. If you are affected by a new building or contacted by a developer, please get in touch. SG
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