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my neighbours garden

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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
My neighbour has trees the size of oaks as he doesn't maintain his garden his grass is also huge but that's besides the point. How do I get him to cut em down as the sun goes behind them at 6pm which is really annoying
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
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#1
buy him out and do wht you want on your own land
#2
Think you need to contact the council if all attempts at conversation have failed...
#3
Are they actually over hanging your garden?
#4
I am not an annoying neighbour but his back garden is full of conifers and the grass is so bad that his house abandoned
#5
do the trees actually overhang into your property? If they dont,I dont think you have any legal recourse.
#6
Ask him?
#7
Q. My neighbour’s trees overhang my garden; can I cut them back?

http://www2.halton.gov.uk/images/pf/spacer.gif A. You can if you wish exercise your right under common law to remove any parts of the trees which directly overhang your property, provided that:-
[LIST]
[*]The trees are not protected by a tree preservation order or within a conservation area. If so, the Council’s permission is needed.
[*]You only cut back to the actual boundary, not beyond, and do not cross the boundary to carry out the work. Technically, any cut branches still belong to the landowner and should therefore be returned or offered back to that owner.[/LIST] Although this right can be exercised without the permission of the neighbour, it is usually much better to talk to your neighbour first and agree on a course of action.


taken from http://www2.halton.gov.uk/content/environment/treesandwoodlands/treesandwoodlandsfaqs/?a=5441#faq_167075
#8
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
I am not an annoying neighbour but his back garden is full of conifers and the grass is so bad that his house abandoned


Abandoned what?
#9
if any are hanging over to your property you are well within your rights to cut it back to his boundaries as long as you throw the cuttings back over into his garden you have to do this
#10
hot,dry weather, overgrown dry grass, sparks blowing from a barbecue, say no more.
#11
send gavinlewishukd round, he'll sort em (I swear he had something to do with mine http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/396022/gavinlewishukd-are-you-up-my-tree/).


seriously though I suggest you contact your local council and ask them to send you the bumf out on how to proceed with a claim under the high hedges act (it is part of the anti-social behaviour act)
Each council have their own publications but if you browse here http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/HomeAndCommunity/WhereYouLive/NoiseNuisanceAndLitter/DG_10029999 you will probably find a government produced one.

good luck, I totally sympathise with you as it took me 2 years to get my issue resolved.
#12
Goonieman
Abandoned what?


I ment his house looks abandoned
No overhang :(
#13
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
I ment his house looks abandoned
No overhang :(


Have you spoke to him?
#14
Goonieman
Have you spoke to him?


He not very approachable I am afraid
#16
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
He not very approachable I am afraid


You could still try. It might be better trying to sort it out between the two of you before you go down the council route.
#17
Try posting at garden law forum a lot of expertise there with this type of thing.

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