As published in Property Week on 24 May 2022.


The Law Commission’s review of rights to light is now almost eight years old, yet there has been no sign of a government response. Reform remains a question of when not if, and as the political merry-go-round spins again, it now seems even further out of reach.

Dan Tapscott, Head of Neighbourly Matters, discusses the recent market changes and increase in claims and how this has impacted the market.

“In the intervening years, the market has changed considerably. Most critically, we have seen the emergence of a new breed of rights-to-light ‘ambulance chasers’, who have engineered an increasingly litigious environment between neighbours – both residential and commercial.” Explains Dan.

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