20 Mar 2019
20 Mar 2019

Henry Stewart Property Conference – Party Walls and Rights of Light

Investigating and understanding the responsibilities, and avoiding the costly pitfalls if overlooked. Rights to light and party wall matters are often dealt with only late in the programme of development projects. This can result in litigation and/or costly remedial action. Understanding potential rights to light and party wall issues early in the development process is essential to the smooth running of any project and is necessary to avoiding delay and expense.

This practical course is ideal for all surveyors, developers, planners, architects, property owners and their legal advisers. It will explain why these important issues need to be understood and how they should be handled appropriately. This one-day course, presented by specialists Dellah Gilbert (Partner, Dispute Resolution) and Michael Craik (Consultant, Construction) from Maples Teesdale, Ian McKenna (Partner) and Paul Lovelock (Partner) from Malcolm Hollis LLP discussed the minefield of the legal and practical framework.

Course Content:
Rights to light Rights to light – what to do when they arise
What they are and how they are acquired
How you can prevent them accruing and how to extinguish them
How light is traditionally measured; including an emerging approach Valuation of damages
How to avoid being injuncted
The essential early planning and due diligence: - Protect rights during the planning stages of development projects - Avoid potential challenges later on when it may be too late - Help with negotiations - Assistance in a dispute situation - Mitigating risks Insurance options Case examples: a look at examples to highlight crucial lessons
Party walls
What works are ‘notifiable’ under the Act
The procedural requirements of the Act
The consequences of non-compliance with the Act
The implications for successors in title and how to address them
Reclaiming costs under the Act Complications and pitfalls – and how to avoid them Case examples and the lessons they teach

Key Contacts

Martin Smith

Partner, Commercial real estate 020 3465 4326 View profile

Michael Craik

Consultant, Construction 020 3465 4351 View profile

Dellah Gilbert

Partner, Real estate disputes 020 3465 4353 View profile