Yes - but his reply was "i planted the tree myself when we moved in (which I estimate to be 20 years ago) so no I'm not going to prune it.
Sorry but I have rated your service as bad because I stated within my question that my neighbour wasn't willing to do anything to the tree.
Would you please arrange a refund of my payment
Please arrange a refund of my payment. Thanks
No, but it is something that we have already considered but it will cost a lot of money.
No I don't but I am concerned that if we carry out any works to the trunk and the tree dies or is rendered unsafe, we will be liable. Would it not be unreasonable to assume that any cutting back of the trunk would pose a real threat to the tree.
So basically, are you saying that our neighbour is liable to either take the necessary action to cut back the trunk himself or failing that, we are to undertake the task ourselves and claim the cost back from him by legal means? Also, what about the cracked concrete panel in the original fence and any potential damage to our own fence. Is the original fence classed as shared ownership as it is not clear on the deeds who is liable for the fence.
Can you confirm that even though the tree trunk is encroaching on our property, we are in no way classed as joint owners or jointly responsible for any work required to said tree.
Can you please confirm regarding the original fence - as replacement costs have in the past been shared equally between neighbours and therefore joint ownership - was my neighbour obliged to inform me that he was thinking of taking out the existing fence panels and replacing them with trellace panels. In doing so he's basically enjoying the view of our own fencing without paying towards it - maybe i should paint the face of the panels of our own fence that he can see through his trellace illuminous pink!
Finally, in your opinion, and in regard to the current law, do we have a case for him to answer and costs for us to seek reimbursement if he refuses to do anything about the situation regarding the tree and the original existing fence?
Thank you for your time and assistance.