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The Right Of Light Act 1959

Comment 12th July 2010

If an occupant has lived in a property for 20 years they have the right to prevent the development of an extension to a neighbouring property if the extension will cause a minimal loss of light to a window.


Why does this matter?

This law originates from the 12th century when natural daylight was extremely important inside buildings as the only source of light would be oil lamps or candle power. This law was last ammended in 1959 but now very much outdated.

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