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I want to take out a summons against my neighbour for wilful

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I want to take out a summons against my neighbour for wilful damage to trees and lawn in my back garden, what is the correct procedure?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Thank you for your question and welcome.
My name is ***** ***** I will assist you.
There are two elements to this:
1) If he has deliberately damaged your trees and lawn it is criminal damage - and you are entitled to report him to the police;
2) If you want to make a county court claim - you have to work out what the cost of the damage has been and then sue him to recover this. The procedure involves using an N1 claim form and Part 7 Claim under the Civil Procedure Rules.
As a starting point have you put your neighbour on notice of the damage and asked for the damage to be repaid?
Kind regards
AJ

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