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Cutting down my overhanging ivy etc

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by pogo, 18 Aug 2012.

  1. pogo

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    Hi,
    I inherited a house and have been cleaning up the garden (Major clear up) I had an ivy which is in my garden and over growing a neighbours garden. So wanted rid of it so cut it at roots etc and started removing all over hanging neigbours. She complained and said I cannot remove as she liked it wanted it as in her garden. yet it is mine which I told her. While I have been away from the property My tree that over hangs her garden she has butchered / snapped off what over hangs hers without asking and just thrown over my garden can I have some advice as I have a next question to this episode.

    Thanks Pete
     
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    It's your ivy - you can do what you want with it.

    You neighbour is allowed to remove any overhanging branches that overhang the boundary line. Normally the neighbour should tell you about cutting anything back and by law they are not allowed to keep it as it will be classed as being stolen.

    You can also try a website called: garden law.

    Andy
     
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    That's what I told her at the time which she did not like hence cutting the tree while I was away from property. Can you tell me she has a tree in her garden which is large and over hangs my garden quite a bit I would like what over hangs removed as it cuts out the light hence why all the major garden work. (Lack of light in garden) Her tree over hangs coservatory roof.

    What would I have to do can I write letter in her door to ask as she probably won't answer.
     
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    write a friendly letter explaining the problem
    tell her that in the next few weeks you will be cutting back the tree to the boundary
    ask if she would like the offcuts back
    then say in the letter if i don't hear from you i will trim the tree on such and such a date and will neatly pile the branches by the fence without entering your [her]property
     
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