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Light & Legal Indemnity Solutions will be attending MIPIM 2018. As the premier event in the Property Calendar, both Dean Perkin and Amanda Armitage will be in Cannes to meet with existing clients and to expand their commercial reach. Should you wish to know more about the specialist services that we provide and as to how we can help you with strategic commercial advice for your developments, please get in touch to arrange a meeting. We look forward to seeing you in Cannes.
The Court of Appeal sent out a very firm message on 6 July as to how developers must behave when negotiating with neighbouring owners regarding rights to light. The eagerly anticipated hearing of the appeal in Ottercroft v Scandia was cut-short with the Court giving short shrift to the developer’s arguments. It is clear that bad behaviour on the part of a developer will make an injunction more likely. This will be the case even if the facts might otherwise support an award of damages in lieu of an injunction.
Having failed to negotiate the settlement of a rights to light dispute with the owner of neighbouring 1 Finsbury Circus, the developer of 120 Moorgate sought help from the City Corporation. The Planning Officer's report recommended the use of statutory powers to facilitate the development but the Planning and Transportation Committee appeared reluctant to approve their use. This article looks at the issues and asks the all-important question of where this leaves developers.