Independent property and construction consultancy TFT has announced the launch of its rights of light and daylight & sunlight consultancy service.
The new business line will be led by Chris Harris (pictured) who joins TFT as Technical Partner. The new service adds to TFT’s existing consultancy on neighbourly matters, covering issues affecting owners or occupiers of neighbouring land or buildings during the planning and construction of a new development.
“Daylight, sunlight, and rights of light can affect anyone, but few people understand what they mean and why they’re crucial,” says Chris Harris, Technical Partner, TFT. “Daylight and sunlight are a vital part of the planning phase and rights of light is a legal issue which many clients face post-planning.”
In England and Wales most local authorities factor in daylight and sunlight assessments based on BRE guidelines when considering the viability of a residential or commercial development. Institutions such as schools and hospitals also have specific requirements requiring expert advice in this area.
Chris Harris has joined TFT from Delva Patman Redler LLP where he spent 12 years specialising in daylight, sunlight and rights of light.