The fence is being replaced mainly because it's old. It pre-dates the bamboo. It is functional, however. Just not terribly aesthetically pleasing. The bamboo branches have made it less so as they now poke through the slats of the fence and have dislodged some. The bamboo roots have also come up on our side of the garden. They are very sharp and cause pain in walked on. My issue is that I'm wary of spending money on an expensive new fence and patio if the bamboo is likely to damage both.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts,
Many thanks for your advice. I wonder whether you know of a letter template I could use in order to write the letter that you describe in the final paragraphs of your response?
Thanks for getting back to me. That's fine. I'm sure I can draft a letter which includes the points you mentioned. I was just concerned that it should include specific wording.
I won't take up any more of your time.