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My neibours claim that my tree on my side of the fence, a

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My neibours claim that my tree on my side of the fence, a silver birch, is causing cracks to appear in their bedroom wall. This is after velux windows were installed in their bungalow roof which my tree, already there for many years is now shading.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.

For now please let me know whether you accept the cracks or not? Thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have not seen cracks. They say their surveyor has seen them.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Have you seen a the report?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No.they just don't like my tree. I do not wish to give them credibility by engaging with them.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

You need to see a copy of the report, if its a Court approved one then you need to see what it says in terms of cause.

If you disagree with the findings then you can get your own surveyors report. If that says the same thing, ie the tree causes it then you would need to reduce it in height.

If you refuse then they could take the matter to Court and a Judge could order that you reduce it.

If the surveyor report you get does not say its from the tree, then you can dispute it on that basis.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex

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