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Thank you for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. Does the person who did this share ownership of the land? Why did they do this? Do you have a copy of the title for this land that I could look at the title conditions?
Thank you. I just wanted to confirm this person has no ownership rights as well as not being in the RA and you have explained that. That being the case what you have here is a person with no rights whatsoever entering the property of others and causing damage by removing trees and bushes. This will be an expensive mistake for her as you and the other owners can sue her for the cost of making good, usually the cost of replanting. If the important issue is screening there may have to be more mature trees planted rather than saplings and I know from dealing with other cases that that casts a lot of money. The RA should get quotes for real escaping and send her these with an intimation of a claim for the cost. If she refuses to pay or ignores you, you can instruct your solicitor to raise an action for reparation seeking damages for the cost of reinstatement. If you think there may be a reduction in the value of your property this would also be a stateable head of claim and you would need a surveyor to express an opinion as to the extent of any loss of value. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
This is not a statutory case and there is no legislation about this. This is simply the common law of delictual liability with a remedy in damages.