What can I do if my neighbour’s roof terrace overlooks my property? As the terrace only has 3ft-high railings to screen it, anyone at that table has a clear view into my living room. I can also hear every word they say. Can I request that they install privacy screens? Or am I allowed to attach screens to my side of the wall to block their view?
In the Sunday Times, partner Ed Cracknell and associate Ben Cochrane advise a reader on the best way to install privacy screens to shield his house from a neighbouring roof terrace's view.
The full article is available to read online and by subscription to the Sunday Times.
Ed Cracknell is a partner in the property litigation team. He specialises in all aspects of property dispute resolution. His areas of expertise include landlord and tenant disputes, business lease renewals, rent and service charge recovery, possession proceedings, and dilapidations claims.
Ben Cochrane is an associate in the real estate team. He acts mainly for property developers, strategic land owners, property owners, and private individuals on a variety of projects, ranging from major development projects to those for individuals.