Covenants and Easement: Legal and Property Short course


Covenants and easements have significance to the majority of freehold land within England and Wales. These could therefore have implications in relation to both the value of the freehold and the ability to develop the land.

This course will reference actual situations and case law through worked examples.

Course details


  • Mode of study: Webinar
  • Duration: Half-day

Date and time

  • Wednesday 27 January 2021
  • 1.15pm-4.15pm


  • £126

You'll receive instructions on how to join the webinar by email once your booking and payment has been processed.

What you'll experience

On this short course you'll:

  • outline the different types of covenants and easements
  • consider how to distinguish between a positive and restrictive covenant
  • consider easements with particular reference to rights of light
  • look at recent decisions and their implications


James Crowley originally trained as a Building Surveyor. He worked at Hunter and Partners for two years before joining Michael Brooks and Associates in 1988 to specialise in Rights of Light and Party Walls.

During this period and under the guidance of Michael Brooks and Patrick Ellis - who are considered two of the most eminent surveyors in these subjects - he negotiated numerous agreements, undertaking detailed analysis using Waldram Diagrams, and learning about the laws associated with Rights of Light and Party Walls. In 1994, he joined Gordon Ingram Associates where he was the partner in charge of a department dealing with neighbourly matters.

In 2004, James set up CHP which specialises in Rights of Light, Daylight and Sunlight, Party Walls, Light Pollution, Solar Glare and other related issues. With his team of computer technicians who between them have over 15 years’ experience, he has been instructed to carry out numerous analyses using specialist computer software both for developers and neighbours. Clients have included: BBC, Stockland, Howard de Walden Estate, Grosvenor Estates, Abstract Securities, British Land, Stanhope, Linden Homes and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. He is also a regular contributor to CPD sessions.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

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