Alexandra Bethell Freelance

Property Week

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  • I've received a light obstruction notice. What should I do?

    15 February 2011

    Light obstruction notices (LON), once registered, create notional obstructions to the access of light received by a building (“dominant land”) over the land of another (“servient land”).  If not challenged successfully within strict time limits, the dominant land owner may lose an existing right of light.   Where a LON is defeated, the dominant land owner may often obtain an injunction to prevent the servient land owner from developing in a way that would block the access of light.


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