Dear Sirs I own a house with rear garden, there was a 20 ft hedge at the bottom of my garden probably from when site was fields. Beyond that is a garden and then an end terrace house. The mid terrace house adjacent to that employed a so called gardener to trim her hedge, she asked her neighbour (the owner of the end terrace house above) if he also wanted there hedge trimmed. Both neighbours inform me that they instructed the gardener just to cut overhang. Being a Friday (12th June 2015) both neighbours, so they inform me, were not at home when the gardener attended. I myself was away from home at a wedding. The following morning I opened my curtains to find that my hedge had been demolished. My privacy has gone, and it has disrupted my sleep as the sunlight comes straight into my bedroom. (The ground where the hedge was belongs to me according to my title deeds). The gardener was still present on the Saturday morning, with 2 of my own witnesses and a policeman the gardener admitted he had trespassed on my property and cut my hedge down, he said he would rectifty. (The policeman said he could not get involved as it was a civil matter. I have been told by Citizens Advice not to deal with the gardener but the neighbour who instructed him. Thus I wrote to the neighbour (I did mention she may wish to contact her insurance company), she said she would phone the gardener. I have not heard anything further. Since then I have considered that I do not want her gardener back on my own property. I have obtained a quotation from another gardening company. I am in order to tell my neighbour that I do not want her gardener to come onto my property, I do not want him to "rectify", and can I ask her for compensation ? If so do I just ask for the price on the quotation I have received? or loss of privacy (but I do not know what figure this would be!). Could I asked that she pay me say within fourteen days? Thank you for your help Mrs K XXXXX
dear nicola if you could try and find someone that would be helpful. would you mind letting me know how your getting on by the end of thisweek (24 july) thank you mrs k XXXXXXXXX
Thank you for your reply.
If you are unable to find a professional to answer my question, then you obviously cannot proceed any further.
Would you please be kind enough to refund the £26.00 I paid back to my account.
Mrs K XXXXXX