Alex Watts : Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.
Alex Watts : Yes of course he needs evidence of ownership, he can't just say it is his.
Alex Watts : He needs to point to the wording in the deeds, the boundary line in the deeds or something else.
Alex Watts : He can't just say, well it looks like it is on my land. He needs proof.
Alex Watts : Without proof he can't do anything.
Alex Watts : You are right he needs proof.
Alex Watts : but he has to show the proof it is his, you don't need to show proof it is joint.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you for the info. The concern is the boundary line and the stumps. Some seem to be his side and some appear to be more our side but by a small margin in both cases. With reference the cutting of the top of the hedge, are we allowed to cut the top of the hedge that is on our side of the boundary?
Alex Watts : Yes you are. Even if it was your neighbours you can cut overhang as long as you offer the cuttings back