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Could the neighbour have removed ivy from just his side?Alex
Ok, what is it you want to achieve?
You need to write and set out your losses and request payment 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 pay 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://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/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 I think you have a valid claim. The law says (theft) that he can remove things on his side but must offer it back. If there is any damage cause, this is criminal damage to which you are entitled to the cost of repair/replacement.
Does that clarify? Alex
Yes clean up costs. 99% of cases are not reported and this would be a small claim under £10,000 and they are not reported sadly.