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GVA Schatunowski Brooks

Neighbourly matters

GVA Schatunowski Brooks is GVA’s specialist national team dealing exclusively with Neighbourly Matters. We have been leading specialists in this complex and evolving field for over 35 years across the UK.

“Neighbourly Matters” is an umbrella term for the statutory consideration of how existing neighbours to development will be affected and are an important aspect of virtually all construction projects.

The team’s scope is therefore quite broad, focussing mainly on Rights of Light, Daylight/Sunlight/Overshadowing, Party Wall Procedures and Crane Oversail/ Scaffold Trespass Licences, but also addressing Boundary Determination, Schedules of Condition and Services Sharing.

They require active consideration throughout the project lifespan and therefore we provide advice at all stages, from Pre-Acquisition/ Feasibility through to Practical Completion and beyond (i.e. Estate Management).

We act on projects of all sizes and scale, ranging from domestic development through to large scale master planning. The team has been instructed on some of the most complex and high-profile developments in the UK over the past four decades.

GVA Schatunowski Brooks act for Developers, Adjoining Owners and Local Planning Authorities/ Development Corporations and also offer RICS accredited Expert Witness services.


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