8:38 AM, 18th July 2022, About a month ago 6
We rent a recently refurbished a terraced cottage with upstairs windows at the back of the property opening outwards onto a neighbour’s shared courtyard. The neighbour who shares the courtyard with others has requested we either replace our windows with sash-opening windows or request our tenant keep the windows closed to prevent the windows from opening into her space given it is her boundary. Given the recent heatwave, this is proving impossible.
Given this is a boundary issue I’m keen to understand if the neighbour has a right to request this or if we are within our right to allow the tenant to open her upstairs bedroom windows? To what height does a boundary apply?
There is also a downstairs window on the back wall which only allows natural light into the living room. The same neighbour has placed a very large plant which almost obscures any natural light flowing into the property. Is this allowed given the Right to Light Act?
Any help/advice would be well received.