We moved in in 2005 and planted the trees in approx 2010. The verge is not enclosed. I have not seen the deeds and what we are expected to maintain but it probably amounts to mowing the lawn or else has a generic statement.
I think the advice I need at this stage is two fold. 1. What should I do when I receive a solicitors letter asking me to remove the trees? and 2. Can the estate management committee of which I am not a shareholder just come round and remove/destroy my trees?
What do you mean by 'duties set out in the deeds'?
Why should maintenance of the verge stop me planting the trees? Does it not need to say specifically in the deeds that I cant plant anything on the verge? Could I not argue for instance that the trees prevent people driving over the verge?
Are you saying then that unless the deeds state that I cannot plant anything on the verge there is nothing to stop me doing so?
Thank you for being so patient with replies. I clearly need documents from the estate to continue with this and to make a sensible call. If I close this now and need to reopen in say three weeks time how do I get you to continue dealing with it as wont want to open a completely new question just add to the existing information?