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1. The first thing I would say to you is to attempt to preserve neighbourly relations and ensure that the water in the drainpipe does not overflow whether in your garden or in your neighbours. Secondly, strictly speaking, any overhang of your guttering over the boundary is a trespass and gives your neighbour the right to remove it. So, I would suggest you should seek to reach some compromise with your neighbour rather than ending up in disagreement with him.
2. I would also suggest that you fix the join even if it strictly speaking should be the joint responsibility of both yourself and your neighbour. I would advise you to simply remove the leaves from your neighbour's part for a lenght of up to three metres and to repair the join. Essentially, you should seek to attain a harmonious relationship whilst being aware that you are strictly speaking trespassing on your neighbour's property by having the guttering overhanging the boundary.
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