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JGM, Solicitor
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HiWe are being harrassed by a number of neighbours who have

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We are being harrassed by a number of neighbours who have complained about the height of conifers in our garden. One in particular has been particularly intimidating, turning up at the house on a number of occasions, cutting our conifers without permission and sending workmen to the house, telling us they have been sent by him as we need our conifers cut. The latest form of communication came by way of a letter, 2 actially, signed by himself and 4 other neighbours, none of whom have come to see us previously and 1 of whom the conifers only border her garden by approximately a metre. He is demanding a timescale from us and has given us to the 14th of November to reply, as to when we are going to get the work done otherwise threatening legal action. I believe there is currently no legislation in Scotland governing the height or maintenance of a hedge. Can you please advise.
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High hedges legislation came into force in May of last year. You can read about it here:
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I did not rate excellent service so wish this to be removed please.

You did not answer any of my questions only sending me a lengthy document about the High Hedges Act 2013 which totally contradicts the information on my local council website.

You asked one question and that was whether there was any legislation in Scotland governing the height and maintenance of a hedge.
You said that you believed that there was no such legislation. Your question was answered to say that was wrong and that legislation was introduced last year. You were provided with a link to the relevant information.
If your council website says otherwise then your local council website is wrong and out of date. If you let me have a link to what you are referring to I will look at it for you.