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"unto the Vendor and his successors in title the right to use all or any part of the Vendor's adjoining or neighbouring property for building or other purposes whether or not such use shall or obstruct or diminish the access of light and air now or at any time hereafter enjoyed by the Purchasers or their successors in title owners or occupiers for the time being of any part of the property hereby conveyed to or for any building or other erection now or hereafter to be erected thereon"
Can you please clarify if this clause remains in perpetuity or is there a time beyond which it is less likely to be enforced?
The property was built in 1984 when the clause was inserted.
Thanks! Thought it might be!
One last point. Is this factor likely to be taken into account when neighbours are applying for planning permission to build an extension? The clause does not appear to apply to "overshadowing" of conservatory/patio areas.
So even if the clause states no right to light, the planners may still apply the right to light under common law? Am I right in thinking the Act is under review but not yet changed? I believe the right to light may be acquired by anyone who has uninterrupted use over a period of 20 years. I have lived in this property for 19 months!
OK. Don't think you can help any more for now.