Willow trees from the neighbours' garden

Willow trees from the neighbours' garden

Postby rafuk73 » Mon May 13, 2013 10:36 am

Hi

There are two massive willow trees from my neighbours garden overshadow my garden and also posing potential threat to my drainage and also my house. They are so tall that I won't be able to cut branches myself and will have to ask for professional help which can reach one thousand pounds. I own the house, but those two neighbours live in council houses that are managed by the house association Affinity.

I called Affinity several time and somebody there promised to go and have a look at those trees which never happened. Also during my telephone calls with them they told me that they were not going to prune or remove the trees and I would need to talk to the tenants.

Please advise
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Re: Willow trees from the neighbours' garden

Postby rafuk73 » Mon May 13, 2013 2:55 pm

I just need to understand who is actually responsible for maintaining the tree: council, housing association or the tenants. They all are pointing at each other and no one wants to take responsibility... :cry:
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Re: Willow trees from the neighbours' garden

Postby Roblewis » Mon May 13, 2013 3:30 pm

I believe that Landlords do have some vicarious liability for tenants malfeasance or other actins causing disruption to neighbours once informed of the issues.Could someone enlighten?
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Re: Willow trees from the neighbours' garden

Postby TO » Tue May 14, 2013 8:08 pm

Hi

rafuk73 wrote:I just need to understand who is actually responsible for maintaining the tree: council, housing association or the tenants
It will depend on the terms of the tenancy.

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Re: Willow trees from the neighbours' garden

Postby Mesolithic » Fri May 24, 2013 1:13 am

The Housing Association may have a policy to do work only to trees that are dead, diseased or dangerous (the one I work for does). Outside this, they generally consider a tree to be a "gardening matter" and leave it to the tenant to decide what to do but in that case, they won't pay for the work.

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