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Good afternoon, thank you fro contacting Just Answer my name is***** am a solicitor and I will be assiting you today. Are the trees overhanging into your land?
Thank you for the confirmation, can you clarify your question?
Good afternoon can you provide some further information so that I can advise you further, is the question relating to the damage the roots of the tree are causing?
In respect of any branches or roots to growing over into your boundary, these amount to a nuisance and trespass. The overhanging pieces can be chopped off as can roots growing underground but they do not belong to anyone other than the tree owner, so the pieces should be given back or an agreement be made with the neighbours to dispose of the branches or the roots.
If you are not capable of doing this yourself or do not want to do it yourself, you can charge the neighbour for the cost of doing the work provided you give the neighbour noticed that if they don’t trim it, you will have to get someone in to do it.You are not allowed to kill the tree or cut the routes back so far that you destabilise it.
The following are links will give you some reading with regard to high hedges and nuisance trees.
http://www.gardenlaw.co.uk/trees.htmlHopefully, I have answered your question in a way that is simple and easy to understand.I would be more than happy to clarify anything else for you. In the meantime, thank you once again for using our services.
You can ask them to remove the trees, however the adjoining land owner cannot be forced to remove the trees, if the trees amounted to a nuisance the land owner could be forced to reduce the size of the trees to 2 meters high.
You can request this form the adjoining land owner, however there is no legal obligation to do so in addition, it is likely that the land owner would require evidence that the spread of the roots had caused the damage.