I live next door to petrol garage. I have a hedge and trees that over hang the garage property. Do I have to pay to have them cut/trimmed?

4th Jul 2019

CATEGORY: Conveyancing & Property


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  • QualitySolicitors Chapman & Chubb

    You don't have to pay you could trim it yourself. The question is, is it your responsibility? Is the hedge and tree on the boundary. You would need to find out which of your boundaries are your responsibility. If that one is then the neighbouring property owner can rightly ask you to remove any part of a boundary be it a hedge or other that overhangs his property. The neighbouring property owner could also remove any overhanging shrubbery, even if it belongs to you and without your permission but would need to offer to give whatever was removed back to you. If the hedge/tree is actually in your garden i.e. not on the boundary then the responsibility would certainly lie with you. All of the above assumes you are the owner of your property, if you rent the property then you would need to refer to your tenancy agreement.

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