Chris Harris

Chris heads up TFT’s Neighbourly Matters team, which comprises Rights of Light (including daylight and sunlight) consultancy, Party Wall advice and oversailing licence services. Chris works extensively with the project consultancy team to ensure that risks associated with neighbourly matters are considered early on and the correct strategy considered. Chris is a specialist in Daylight, Sunlight and Rights of Light and his detailed knowledge of the technical support, planning process and associated legal criteria ensure that the correct strategy is implemented early in the process.

Chris has recently been working on daylight, sunlight and rights of light issues for two major office refurbishments for TFT in South West London, as well as undertaking early feasibility studies on a variety of other developments. These successfully supported the overall planning strategy and delivered the largest consentable massing whilst ensuring the impacts to the neighbouring properties were minimised.

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I enjoy neighbourly matters because it covers a range of issues, most Rights of Light work for example will cover an element of law, building surveying and design. I enjoy finding solutions for potential issues that may impact the viability of a development. My approach is to try not to over complicate matters with a view to ensuring that the issues and potential level of risk associated with a development can be understood by all parties.

When I am not trying to explain to friends and family what I actually do, I enjoy spending time with my wife and son who often endure numerous trips so I can indulge my passion for a variety of different sports particularly snowboarding, surfing and paddle boarding, which are not great hobbies to have when living in Essex.