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Hello, I am Law Denning and I am a practising solicitor in a High Street practice. 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. Because we are all in practice with clients and court and other users, I might not always respond in minutes, particularly evenings and weekends. Please bear with me in that caseIt is my pleasure to try and assist you with this today. Please bear with mewhile I gather some further information from you in order for me to be able toadvise you fully.Unless I have all the facts that I need, my answer would not be accurate.Do you own your property?
Will you or postman have to stand on the flowers to put mail in get it out?
How long has yr mailbox been there?
Have you raised the issue with the neighbours?
Bear with me over weekend please as I am on and offline
I would write (or getsolicitor to write) basically telling them that they are putting this flowerbedin a stupid place ( I would probably say unsuitable) and that as it is below yrletterbox, you will not be responsible for damage to flowers cause by you orpostman using the box.
At this stage, that is aboutall that you can do. Take photos before and after in case this becomes an issue.
Incidentally, once theflowers are placed on land which belongs to someone else, they belong to theowner of that land. It is well established law. So legally once the flowers arethere, there is nothing they can do if you do tread on them
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Sorry to keep on we have had a long legal battle the land is unregistered and is not a public right of way someone owns it but it is not these people .so if the police are called can we tell them your answer
Absolutely. Yes,showthem my answer.
In fact, I should havesuggested it.
To explain a little further,in case you need to show the answer to the police (who probably will not knowabout landlord) it is well settled law that anything which is attached to theland becomes part of the land.
Therefore if I planted at treein the next door neighbour's garden it becomes the neighbours tree.
It must be attached to theland and it does not apply if for example I placed a concrete birdbath in theirgarden.
So, if this was a window boxtype affair which is not attached to the land but placed on it, (apart from thefact that you could move it which is not any kind of offence) then there couldbe an issue if you damage the plants.
You did however say it was aflower garden which is necessarily and essentially attached to the land, andtherefore my original answer still stands.
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Before I rate answer could you please send answer to my email address so I can print it in case it is needed I an on I pad at moment and can not print as I am novice with it my email address is [email protected]
We are not allowed contact outside the site sorry however never been one for rules, you now have mail, or at least you would have if I did not get an error message which said "invalid recipient".
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