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My neighbour has planted 6 laurels directly on the boundary

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My neighbour has planted 6 laurels directly on the boundary line. I have asked her to move them but she refuses and says she did it on purpose. Can I dig them up and put them on her lawn?

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Is it a shared boundary line?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it is an open plan estate but she has put the shrubs in so they will grow over my parking area at the front of my house. She told me this when I asked her to move them.

Thanks. Yes you can dig them up, its a shared boundary line. She can not put anything there without your consent. She did not get this.

Therefore you can dig them up and put them on the lawn. She may try and say this is criminal damage, but it is not. Criminal damage is where you do NOT have a lawful excuse. Here you do, its a shared boundary.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, that's fine thanks Alex

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