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    Neighbours taken down fence and cut down trees from within my garden

    As the title suggests, looked out into my garden today (which is a tad overgrown I must admit!). One of my neighbours has cut down about half of one of our trees and also taken down some part of our fence (which wasn't in the best state).

    They have also now left a massive gap in the garden where my dog could easily escape from (she wouldn't bother mind shes 10 and cant run very fast).

    Now they did not warn us that they were going to do this. No note no nothing.

    I don't mind them taking down the fence and replacing it with a new one but leaving a massive gap in our garden when its quite obvious we have a dog and also cutting down some of our tree is abit out of order I think?

    69 Comments

    probably think if they wait for you to do something they'll wait forever...
    have you popped round to thank them and pay towards a new fence?

    you sure its YOUR fence? many people moving into houses with an existing fence later discover that it doesnt actually belong to them.

    criminal damage FTW

    aardvarking

    criminal damage FTW


    and theft

    harlzter

    and theft



    and a civil offence of trespass.

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    DAMNOME

    probably think if they wait for you to do something they'll wait … probably think if they wait for you to do something they'll wait forever...have you popped round to thank them and pay towards a new fence?


    Yeah, I don't mind them replacing the fence but cutting down half a tree that doesn't impose on them replacing the fence isn't right tbh. They have a greenhouse behind the fence it wasn't causing them much harm having a poor fence behind it.
    barky

    you sure its YOUR fence? many people moving into houses with an existing … you sure its YOUR fence? many people moving into houses with an existing fence later discover that it doesnt actually belong to them.


    Yup, lived here for 10 years. We own all the fences around our garden which backs on to about 6 houses. So as you can imagine garden is quite big and have been strapped for cash recently so can't afford to replace it!

    I say this as I had researched the fact that a neighbours tree used to overhang my garden and cut off light from my greenhouse. I wanted to cut it back but found that it could be classed as criminal damage and so left it.

    If they have removed the tree overhanging their garden they are perfectly entitled to do that.
    Also as Barky says, it might be their fence, or it could have just fallen down if it was in a poor state.
    edit - I see that it is your fence - it might still have fallen down though!!http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/animated%20smilies/hukdgiggle2b.gif

    Original Poster

    chesso

    If they have removed the tree overhanging their garden they are perfectly … If they have removed the tree overhanging their garden they are perfectly entitled to do that. Also as Barky says, it might be their fence, or it could have just fallen down if it was in a poor state.


    It wasn't overhanging their garden at all more mine, as there is now a massive gap along the border where the tree use to be. I think they have moved it to get more light into there garden. Would of most likely said yes if they had asked, they didn't ask at all though! It's not their fence we put it in when we first moved in.

    chesso

    If they have removed the tree overhanging their garden they are perfectly … If they have removed the tree overhanging their garden they are perfectly entitled to do that. Also as Barky says, it might be their fence, or it could have just fallen down if it was in a poor state. edit - I see that it is your fence - it might still have fallen down though!!



    I believe they are obliged to offer the cuttings back to the owner otherwise it then becomes criminal damage

    What is the point of this thread then oO

    aardvarking

    I believe they are obliged to offer the cuttings back to the owner … I believe they are obliged to offer the cuttings back to the owner otherwise it then becomes criminal damage



    i think they're allowed to cut off just the bits that hang over their property but again they have to give you back the cuttings

    DAMNOME

    What is the point of this thread then oO



    As you took the time to read all the posts....what was the point of your question?

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    DAMNOME

    What is the point of this thread then oO


    To rant and see if im being over reactive about them not asking or anything. Meh guess I'm not well I have put an old fence in the way of the massive gap they have left. If they come round asking why I have done this or plonk the old fence in the middle of the garden or something then I will just tell them they causing criminal damage and if they do it again without asking I will prosecute(Which I wont as its silly but meh don't like people messing with my stuff!)

    Tell them you won't get them charged for criminal damage if they come and sort the rest of the garden out!!!

    willdev

    It wasn't overhanging their garden at all more mine, as there is now a … It wasn't overhanging their garden at all more mine, as there is now a massive gap along the border where the tree use to be. I think they have moved it to get more light into there garden. Would of most likely said yes if they had asked, they didn't ask at all though! It's not their fence we put it in when we first moved in.


    Right I see, there doesn't seem to be any legal reason for them to remove the tree section and fence then.
    Do you not get on with them? They should definitely have spoken to you before taking action.

    willdev

    To rant and see if im being over reactive about them not asking or … To rant and see if im being over reactive about them not asking or anything. Meh guess I'm not well I have put an old fence in the way of the massive gap they have left. If they come round asking why I have done this or plonk the old fence in the middle of the garden or something then I will just tell them they causing criminal damage and if they do it again without asking I will prosecute(Which I wont as its silly but meh don't like people messing with my stuff!)




    Sneak round in the middle of the night and take a massive dump in their greenhouse,

    Report it now and get the old bill round their house... teach em to **** with you !

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    willdev

    It wasn't overhanging their garden at all more mine, as there is now a … It wasn't overhanging their garden at all more mine, as there is now a massive gap along the border where the tree use to be. I think they have moved it to get more light into there garden. Would of most likely said yes if they had asked, they didn't ask at all though! It's not their fence we put it in when we first moved in.

    Squelds

    Report it now and get the old bill round their house... teach em to **** … Report it now and get the old bill round their house... teach em to **** with you !


    I think the removal of the fence is ok if they are replacing it with a new one but the tree

    None of my family have ever spoken to them. Don't even know what the house number is!


    The police round here wouldn't care, they don't care when a car is blocking a road (be it residential) I doubt they would care about a tree
    Edited by: "willdev" 29th Jul 2010

    Make them buy you a new tree and fence, if not stick on a balaclava and go round at 4am with a couple of mates and some baseball bats.

    poo in the flower beds

    willdev

    I think the removal of the fence is ok if they are replacing it with a … I think the removal of the fence is ok if they are replacing it with a new one but the tree :SNone of my family have ever spoken to them. Don't even know what the house number is!


    I just had to laugh at this.http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/animated%20smilies/hukdgiggle2b.gif
    Perhaps they don't even know that you are there - somewhere beyond the garden which has become a 'tad' overgrown.
    I think you should mount an expedition to contact them. lol

    contact the council and see what they say. A letter from them might scare your neighbours into putting things right!

    micoo

    Make them buy you a new tree and fence, if not stick on a balaclava and … Make them buy you a new tree and fence, if not stick on a balaclava and go round at 4am with a couple of mates and some baseball bats.



    Nice to see you maturing micoo.

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    willdev

    None of my family have ever spoken to them. Don't even know what the … None of my family have ever spoken to them. Don't even know what the house number is!



    Why don't you go to the house and speak to them oO

    Perhaps you should discuss this with your neighbours before jumping the gun like so many on here suggest.

    Report to the Police FFS.

    deek72

    Nice to see you maturing micoo.



    ty

    I was thinking something like this (Replace the drink with a baseball bat - preferably with a giant nail through it)

    http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss86/micoo91/23572_514496555515_289400717_731618.jpg


    Edited by: "micoo" 29th Jul 2010

    DLM

    Why don't you go to the house and speak to them oO



    Ahh. The voice of reason.

    micoo

    ty :)I was thinking something like this (Replace the drink with a … ty :)I was thinking something like this (Replace the drink with a baseball bat - preferably with a giant nail through it)



    I thought you would rather stick with the drink...

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    deek72

    Ahh. The voice of reason.



    Crazy isn't it

    1st thing to do in my opinion.

    deek72

    I thought you would rather stick with the drink...



    I personally would, but i doubt a strawberry K2 will intimidate his neighbour as much as a bat with a nail in it.

    Do you not need planning permission to cut down a tree?

    dungavel

    Do you not need planning permission to cut down a tree?



    No.

    I saw a man last week trying to steal my garden gate-I didnt say anything in case he took offence

    barky

    I saw a man last week trying to steal my garden gate-I didnt say anything … I saw a man last week trying to steal my garden gate-I didnt say anything in case he took offence



    http://picdump.darph.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/sisko-facepalm.jpg
    Edited by: "micoo" 29th Jul 2010

    more micoo pics please!!

    fern37

    more micoo pics please!!



    as micoos agent,I have to point out that from now on all you ladies have to pay a fee for pics-double for naughty ones.

    sending you 2p via PPG....will that be enough?

    barky

    as micoos agent,I have to point out that from now on all you ladies have … as micoos agent,I have to point out that from now on all you ladies have to pay a fee for pics-double for naughty ones.



    Much?

    barky

    as micoos agent,I have to point out that from now on all you ladies have … as micoos agent,I have to point out that from now on all you ladies have to pay a fee for pics-double for naughty ones.



    Double nothing is ....erm nothing

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