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Ash, Solicitor
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there is a large oak tree in my neighbours garden. it overhanges

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there is a large oak tree in my neighbours garden. it overhanges our house, keeps out the light and makes me afraid if there is a storm. who is liable for costs. posibly felling or seviour prunning?
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help with this
Alex Watts : If there is a storm and your house is damage the the neighbour is liable.
Alex Watts : This is because it is his tree
Alex Watts : As for pruning this is a matter of negotiation
Alex Watts : Usually you can trim your side or anything that overhangs without killing the tree, but oddly you have to offer back the cuttings
Alex Watts : He would be responsible for felling the tree
Alex Watts : But you can cut anything that overhanging a your side.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
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