Hello.I am a solicitor with over 15 years experience. I will try to help you with this.
You are right n that you can remove any branches, roots etc that protrude into your garden. But if this leads to the tree collapsing and causing damage you could liable for consequential damage.
Thank you for your reply. The tree roots and the trunk are a significant nuisance to my enjoyment of my garden and as mentioned the trunk of the tree now abridges the boundary of the property - what options do I have?
I've had it confirmed by a Tree Surgeon that removal of the roots on my side will probably kill and destabilise the tree. The neighbour does not want to lose the tree. What options do I have to force removal of the tree