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JGM, Solicitor
Category: Scots Law
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Experience:  30 years as a practising solicitor.
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My neighbour has repeatedly poisoned plants growing in my garden

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My neighbour has repeatedly poisoned plants growing in my garden and on my side of a communal fence. The most recent one was seen today by my professional gardener who said it was definitely weedkiller damage on both the dying plant and damage to several others nearby. What can I do in law to put a stop to this continual ravaging of my garden?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

This is a police matter as it is criminal damage. Assuming you have evidence that it was your neighbour, I would report this to the police and let them warn her or take such action as they think fit.

You could also take out a civil interdict but that would be quite expensive.

Happy to discuss further.

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