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My neighbour has demanded that I move a brick built flower bed which he states is 45mm over the boundary between our front gardens. There are no clear boundary lines and no fences. He has had a survey done by a Chartered Surveyor but didn't give the surveyor the true facts. The flower bed has been in its current position for 19+ years and was built by the people who owned my house before me. I bought my property in August 1995. I have the original estate agents information sheet showing the flower bed in situ. it is my understanding that the surveyors report is just a professional opinion not a proof of boundary (especially as he wasn't given the facts) and that because the flower bed has been there over 12 years I do not have to move it. He has threatened to have it moved and take me to court for payment of the bill, if I do not comply with his demands in 3 weeks. I am due to leave the country for a holiday in 2 weeks time and don't know what to do? I do not want to move the flower bed as I believe I do not have to. He is accusing me of trespass and that I did not seek his permission to build even though he has only lived next door 3-4 years and his girlfriend only bought the house from the council in January this tear, so he doesn't own the property.