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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
For now please let me know whether they are on your land? If not, how many years has it been a nuisance please?
Hi, no its not on land and its been about 3 years max
my house is on the corner, so i have the drive way going passed the neighbours house, when i reverse out the trees are getting big, i cant see my house because f them
i did give permission, only for small bushes not trees what grow high, they have lived there over 15 years
we own our house aswell as the nighbours do, do you have answers?
Did someone live in the property before you had it please?
So the property has only been there for 15 years, the one you are living in?
sorry i got question wrong, yes there was only one owner then it was us
house is about 25 years old
Ok - then you do have a prescriptive right to light. This is gained after 20 years and becomes absolute after 40 years.
You need to write to your neighbour and ask him to cut it down within 14 days or say you will go to Court.
If he refuses then you should get a Solicitor to write a letter as this often helps. People usually act when they get a letter from a solicitor.
If they do not then you can issue proceedings and seek a Court order that the height is reduced.
You would need to complete form N1 - http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf
And N16a - http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n016a-eng.pdf
You are asking the Court for an order that the height is reduced.
If the Judge ordered this and the neighbour refuse this is contempt of Court and they can be warned, fined or sent to prison
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no, that good for me
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