Hello Richard my name is Alex and I will help you with this.
There is no legal requirement that you have to trim the shrub on your neighbours land
However if your neighbour prunes then they can only cut back to the boundary line
They can not cut so much to kill the shrub and they should offer you the cuttings back, but I assume you wont want them
So in short, no obligation on you to prune, but they can cut back anything overhanging their side as long as they dont kill the shrub and offer you the cuttings
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
However common law is just that, it is not an act of Parliament, it has been developed over time
But the Government website should confirm my view.
Can I clarify anything else?
You misunderstand me. This is exactly what I said.
I agreed with the above.
Anything that overhangs his side, he is responsible to cut back and dispose of, asking you if the want the cuttings.
I have agreed with the proposition put forward and did think this was indicated in my response.
Maybe you mis-understood that.
You are not liable for anything hanging into his garden
He is liable to cut things into his garden without killing them
Does that clarify? This is common law as I have suggested.
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