Hello Marilyn my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
What is it you want to achieve please?
You need to speak to the Council and see if they will do anything. If there is a risk of damage and this is already causing you a nuisance then you can write to your neighbour and ask them to prune it back.
If they refuse then you can get a Solicitor to write and ask them to do it. The neighbour is liable for any damage and nuisance caused.
If they still refuse then you can issue proceedings for it to be pruned back.
You would need to complete form N1:
The court would list the matter for hearing and decide whether or order it be pruned back or removed (as you say this is unlikely). If the Court orders its pruned or removed, then it is not, your neighbour could be in contempt of Court and could be warned, fined or sent to prison.Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
He does not need to complete it. You complete it and submit it to Court.
He can then either admit or deny it.
A Judge would then decide. Its a matter between you and him.
As for local authority you need to get a Court to order it first then can approach the Council
Does that clarify?
No. You can't no.
Its not your tree.
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