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What is one allowed to do with a hedge on the boundary between

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What is one allowed to do with a hedge on the boundary between neighbors,can the over hanging branches be cut back to the boundary line and equally can the roots of the trees be cut back to facilitate a foundation for a permanent wall.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Republic of Ireland Law
Expert:  Buachaill replied 3 years ago.

Buachaill :

1. Essentially, you can but back both the branches of the hedge and the roots of the hedge to the boundary line. As you own up to the boundary line, you can do what you want with this part of your land. This includes cutting back the hedge and its roots to the boundary line. Additionally, you can build a wall on your own side of the boundary line such that your wall abuts the hedge so long as you don't cross the boundary line into your neighbour's property with your wall. A trench can be dug for the wall's foundations which includes cutting out the roots of the hedge. So that you can build the wall on your side of the boundary line.

Customer:

Thank very much you have confirmed what I had thought myself.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No need to resend it I have recovered it.

Expert:  Buachaill replied 3 years ago.
2. Best of Luck!