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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of contact details for people who can investigate your requirements and produce a Sunlight Report (Daylight Report) or Rights of Light Report. You will be provided with their contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss your situation in more detail.

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Terms and Conditions Summary

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services. When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area. Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000.

Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them. In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.


For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement.

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

Members Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Members Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Members Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Members Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Members Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

Client Information

Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

Improper Use

You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

Computer Viruses

You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.


In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.


This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.


Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

16 April 2010

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.

Filling in the short form above will instantly give you a set of contact details for people who can investigate your requirements and produce a Sunlight Report (Daylight Report) or Rights of Light Report. You will be provided with their contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss your situation in more detail.

What is meant by a 'right to light' ?

The development of already crowded urban areas and extensions to existing homes on the increase means that natural light can no longer be regarded as on infinite resource. The natural light available needs to be fairly distributed.

As a property owner you can acquire a legal right to a certain amount of natural light.  In your home just over half of each room should be lit by natural light, slightly less for a commercial building.   

What can go wrong?

A new building or extension to a neighbouring property can limit the amount of light coming in through a window. If the level of light inside a room falls below the accepted level, this constitutes an obstruction. You may decide to waive your rights, but if you do not, you are entitled to take legal action. This route can be expensive and may not be how you would wish to solve the problem. Seeking advice from a professional at an early stage could avoid the need to involve lawyers.

An extension to an existing property is a common cause of right to light problems. A homeowner may extend their property without realising the development may affect adjacent properties. When a simple small extension is planned, a chartered surveyor or a right to light specialist would rarely be consulted and the first the developer knows of a problem is when they receive a solicitor's letter from one of their neighbours!

What can be done about it?

You have the right to oppose a planned development, even after planning permission has been granted.  Depending on the seriousness of the problem and assuming the development goes ahead, the courts are able to award compensation, reduce the part of the development that is causing the problem or a combination of both. In extreme cases the court may issue an injunction to prevent the development altogether.

A specialist right to light surveyor can explain your rights and help you resolve the problem, possibly without the need for legal action. If a proposed development is still at the planning stage, the surveyor will be able to estimate the amount of light that is likely to be lost as a result of the new structure. Their report will allow you judge whether or not you have a strong enough case to fight.

What if it's your development?

A specialist surveyor will assist you at the design stage by assessing design options. They will be able to recommend solutions that will have the least impact on the light to neighbouring properties. If you are planning a major development this would be a cost effective option. It will prevent the likelihood of expensive design changes or planning delays at a later date due to impacts from daylight, sunlight and overshadowing issues.

Specialist surveyors can also carry out assessments of lighting which are needed under the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Filling in the form above will give you a list of names and contact details of surveyors who specialise in Daylight Reports. You can then make direct contact and discuss your requirements in details.


Do you carry out Daylight and Sunlight or Rights of Light Survey work?

If you are a surveyor who specialises in producing Daylight or Rights of Light Reports and you would like your contact details to be listed on our website please complete our form to apply for a no obligation trial.

Customer Feedback

Please see below for some Customer Feedback:

Extremely useful site that helped me find people to do the work needed. I am not local to the area and this site saved me lots of time as details came through from companies almost immediately with names and prices and gave me the opportunity to look at company websites and make choices
Matthew, Leicester
I recently used Karenas services for a home buyers survey for our new home, she was recommended to me through our real estate agent. I am a commercial interior designer and also have construction knowledge having renovated a few properties previously. I am a detailed person and always like to deal with reliable and experienced specialists in their field. Not only was Karenas report, thorough and detailed but we also spoke after the survey was completed where she gave me an outline summary of the property and put my mind at ease. She also recommended other specialists for other services would I have needed them, also helpful. I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a property.
Andy, Stratford Upon Avon
I received a response within minutes of using the local surveyors direct website. Thorough and timely survey. Excellent report. I' feel that I received good value for money. I am very satisfied with the level of service and professionalism that I have received.
Steve, Nottingham
Kmb Surveying services was just what i was looking for, fast, friendly and very informative servey. Couldn't ask for anything more.
Oneil, Nottingham
Chris was quick to reply and able to do a Homebuyers Report for us at short notice. The report was comprehensive, service was polite and we were even able to go back to Chris at a later date with a follow up question which he answered in great detail. I would thoroughly recommend using him for your next property purchase.
Francesca, London

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