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Have you reported this to the Police at all? Are any of the trees subject to a protection order?
I would yes. Technically this is criminal damage.
Your property was destroyed.
The Police can investigate this and prosecute where necessary
You could also sue for the damage and seek the cost of replacement
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund (compensate) you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Yes. You can claim for replacing the trees and damage caused.
The cost of replacing the trees
Does that clarify?
I would also complain to the Council. They may be able to and prosecute the person.
Help writing the letter - sorry I do not understand?
You want me to draft the letter for you?
Sadly I am not allowed to. This is a question and answer site and I can only answer questions. By drafting a letter it is considered being instructed and the site does not allow me to do that.
But all you need to write is something like
On xxxx date you entered my property at xxxxx and cut down tress and did the following damage
The cost of putting good this work is £xxxxx (get some quotes).
Unless I receive payment of the above sum within 14 days of receipt I will issue proceedings in the County Court without further recourse to you
That is it really. Short and to the point
Does that help?
I would yes.
And the Council
And send the letter
That should do the trick
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