IN BRIEF: Householders have legal right

Many householders are allowing adjacent buildings and hedges to block out their natural light, unaware that they have a legal right to it, according a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) guide published this week. The document provides step-by-step advice on the issue, who to go to for advice and how to avoid expensive legal action. Right to Light is free from RICS (tel) 0870 333 1600.

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