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Our hedge adjoins our neighbour - but all on our land. We

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Our hedge adjoins our neighbour - but all on our land.
We trimmed it - and some of the trimmings fell into his land
Or he may have trimmed it himself - we are not sure
He has pushed these trimings onto our land - over a nearby close wall
Can we ask him to dispose of them
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Alice H replied 10 months ago.
My name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today, You seem to accept the trimmings are from your hedge?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Yes
Expert:  Alice H replied 10 months ago.
The short answer to your question is that, unless there is already an agreement in place, disposal of the trimmings is your responsibility. You probably already know that a neighbour has the right to trim over hanging branches, trees and hedges. He can then either dispose of them himself, as most people do, or to put the trimmings back on to your side. There is no obligation on him to trim the hedge or dispose of the cuttings. Unfortunately, the hedge is yours and therefore your responsibility.

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