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My neighbour has ripped out branches (not cut or lopped)

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My neighbour has ripped out branches (not cut or lopped) from my trees they were not over hanging his boundary or any one elses. Has he acted illegally?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  propertylawyer replied 1 year ago.

Hi Val

In short, yes.

Your neighbour can only remove branches which overhang the boundary and encroach on his land. He can only remove back to the boundary line, not beyond it.

It is criminal damage to you property.

Please accept my answer, I am happy to assist further.

Kind regards