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We are 82 & 78 yrs.and we have constantly asked the

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we are 82 & 78 yrs.and we have constantly asked the neighbour [ to no avail ] to crop the SYCAMORE tree in his garden which is about 9' or 10' from our door we are 4' deep all over our garden with the droppings from the tree which is 3 times a year and the pigeons. we cannot use our back door as the foul thick mess from the birds is right outside the back door. the light to the kitchen is really affected and we have to have the kitchen light on all the time.2 windows which we have no light.
it has ruined our GREENHOUSE. SHED. AND THE GARAGE ROOF which is thick with the green stuff. we have had to relay our patio 3 times as the paving is BLACK with the mess. and it is costing us a lot of money to keep having them cleaned. the gutters are full of leaves even though we have the mesh on them and we can no longer get up tp clean them at our age. we are also disabled. no one seems to want to help. what can we do. there is lots more but no room to type here. Tha
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

In short, the neighbour's tree over hangs into your garden?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
most definitley
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
way over the roof
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

You can cut down over hanging branches yourself as long as you return the foliage to the neighbours.

What you cannot do is demand that the neighbours remove it.

If you cannot do it yourself then you can use a tree surgeon to remove the branches although the neighbours probably would not be liable for the cost. That said, it would be a lot cheaper than paying a solicitor to take legal action against him.

Can I clarify anything for you?