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A neighbour has hired a girocopter and has taken photographs

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A neighbour has hired a girocopter and has taken photographs of my home and property without my consent. Is this legal?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question here on Just answer. It is my pleasure to try and assist you with this today. Please bear with me if I need to ask for any further information from you in order for me to be able to advise you fully. My name is Law Denning and I am a practising solicitor. I have been an expert on this website in UK law since 2008. During that time, as you appreciate, I have answered thousands of questions from satisfied users on a variety of subjects.
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Do you know why they have done this?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


They are trying to prevent a planning application from being passed, preventing us from building a new hay barn in the vicinity. We would like to know if it is legal to take photo's of other people's personal home and property without their permission, or the permission of local or other authorities?

Expert:  Stuart J replied 3 years ago.


I'm sorry to say but yes they can.

It was already decided in 1974 and here is the
authority



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernstein_of_Leigh_v_Skyviews_%26_General_Ltd



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