Nicola, please take your time.
Nicola, having problems with my computer so I do not know if you received my first response. I do apologise with the late reply but I have not been available.
Please carry on with your search. Any help you can give me will be very much appreciated.
I also have photos of the trees. If you need to see them please let me know.
Thank you again. If you need any other information or the photos I mentioned please let me know.
I am happy to wait until you can find someone to help. I known this is not an easy problem to answer but I would very much appreciate knowing where I stand legally so please carry on with your search.
Thank you Nicola. I am happy to continue to wait.
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. My question is obviously causing problems.
The basics of it is that I am aware I can cut the tree back to my boundary.
The issue I have is that the tree was planted by the Council many years ago and has grown to a height well above my house. Therefore I am unable to cut the tree back myself. It would necessitate employing someone to do it for me and therefore a cost to me.
I am of the opinion this is not fair due to the fact the tree was planted by the council much to close to my property and they would have had the knowledge of what height and breadth the tree would grow to.
What I really need to know is whether I can 'challenge' the Council regarding any cost imposed by myself when having the tree trimmed back to my property boundary.
I would very much appreciate if you could find someone to give me an answer or at least some guidance regarding this issue.
I am sorry it has taken a while for me to view your answer but there was a problem regarding payment which has now been sorted.
You may well have seen I asked this question a month ago but I got no response.
Oh! how I wish you had got to this question first.
I really didn't think I could do alot with this issue but you have given me hope to challenge the council.
Thank you so much for your speedy and positive response.
I would be very grateful if you would rate and close the question.