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Not in YOUR Backyard! Rights to Light in Neighbour Disputes

One of the most noticeable effects of lockdown has been the increase in homeowners looking to extend their properties, sometimes by adding new buildings in their gardens.   Some sources suggest that over 250,000 permissions for home extensions were granted between September 2020 and 2021. Relaxation of Permitted Development Rules for residential properties has also been encouraging these works.   However, for every homeowner benefiting from an extension, there may be a neighbour who feels that their enjoyment of their home is…

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