You have to do the same as the Council.
You can either cut these pieces of yourself and throw them over the fence because they don’t belong to you or you can get someone in to cut them and throw them over the fence because they don’t belong to you or you can asking whether he wants the pieces back and you will dispose of them for him.
But that he is responsible for all of these costs which are going to be £XX or alternatively, he can cut the growth and overhang off and you will give him reasonable access to do so.
You may find that a strongly worded letter from a solicitor threatening a court application and an application for costs, may focus the mind without actually the need to get to court.
Check your house insurance to see if you have legal expenses cover that would pay for the legal cost of taking this to court.
The cost of getting someone in to do this and taking him to the Small Claims Court is not going to be prohibitive
If you do that and you are successful, and I can see no reason why you shouldn’t be, then he’s going to think twice the next time.
Clearly, he didn’t want to do battle with the local authority.
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