Loss of Light - Letter (3) from Crest Homes’ surveyors - Telephone House Development

SCHATUNOWSKI BROOKS - Chartered Building Surveyors
London W1P 7AE

Mrs. K. Quinnell
32 York Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1JY

25 November 1999

Dear Mrs. Quinnell

British Telecom Site, York Road

Thank you very much for your letter of the 6th November which arrived here on the 10th. I apologise for the slight delay in replying but my Partner is currently on holiday and I am having to cope with two sets of work.

I have now managed to undertake a full study on our computer of the effect of loss of light on your property. This is also with the aid of having been into your next door neighbour's property, Naomi Steetan, whereby I managed to measure both the depth of the room and the room and the height of the windows which obviously have a large bearing on the losses of light.

I am pleased to enclose a copy of our drawing numbered CH44/ROL/CAD01 which shows the losses. As you can see there are two coloured lines on this drawing. The red outline shows the existing penetration of light and the green the proposed. You will see that there is a hatched area in between which is the lost area of light.

Slightly contrary to my original thoughts the loss of light is not as bad as I considered and I believe that your room will in ordinary legal connotations remain well lit.

Nonetheless Nicholson Estates would be happy to settle a sum of money on this.

I appreciate that you are a lay person in this regard and Crest are happy to pay for a Surveyor to advise you.

I enclose set of the drawings for you to pass on to him and look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

For: Schatunowski Brooks
pp for Ian Absolon

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The rights of light and loss of light issue