I wish to reduce a boundary hedge from 2m to 1.6m my neighbour refuses to accept my request. what are my legal rights in this matter
HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on Just Answer. The other Experts and I are working on your answer. By the way, it would help us to know:-Could you explain your situation a little more?
Do you want to reduce the hedge width or height?
What do your title deeds say as to who has the responsibility for maintaining it?
Is the boundary line down the middle of the hedge or either side?Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. Please reply as soon as possible so that we can finish answering your question.
have already given further and better information which has been sent bytouching reply what is happening please
Im sorry I dont understand your last comment.
Reply to mikeclark's Post: Good afternoon,
I have already written out 2 long replies for your request for further and better replies. I have pressed the reply response to send. One reply respone at the bottom opposite accept and the last one at the top alongside accept. Are you saying you have received neither
Once again. Hedge is 3m in length and I wish to reduce height only Title deeds say nothing about ownership or responsibility for maintenance. It was only in the vendors replies to questions when I purchased the property in 2004 that states that as regards XXXXX XXXXX hedge that both parties were responsible for the maintenance of their respective sides. It would appear that the boundary line runs down the middle of the hedge along the roots line.
Thank you for the reply. Im sorry but I did not receive your last messages.
If the boundary line does run down the centre of the hedge, then the 1/2 on your side is yours and visa versa. Therefore you can only trim down the hedge on your side.
You can however apply to the council for them to take action against your neighbour if the hedge gets too high on your neighbours side. This will only be successful if you can show that there is loss of enjoyment to your property because of the hedge.
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