Neighbours Hedge - My Privacy

Neighbours Hedge - My Privacy

Postby GardenerBo » Tue May 24, 2011 9:31 pm

Hi
I moved into this property 6 years ago. On the north side on the boundary with my neighbour there is a tall hedge of laurel etc and it is on their rented property.

I keep my side of this hedge trimmed, and when they moved in about 18 months ago and started to plant veg in their garden etc I offered to trim the height of my side of the hedge to 7 feet or so, to let in more light for them, but to retain the privacy I had enjoyed since moving in from some flats. This offer was rejected.

Several months later they stripped a part of the hedge down to 3 feet .. meaning that I have lost the privacy for my garden in one part totally. And I have just heard them talking about taking a chainsaw to the rest of it.

I appreciate that they rent the property and the hedge is on that property, but do I have any case for maintaining my privacy and asking them not to take the hedge down below 6 feet?

I know I could plant my own hedge, in fact I have where they have already taken it down.

Obviously these people have no intention of discussing anything with me (and they are not people I feel I can approach as they are rather aggressive).

Any ideas please?

Thanks
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Re: Neighbours Hedge - My Privacy

Postby span » Tue May 24, 2011 9:55 pm

GardenerBo wrote:Hi
I know I could plant my own hedge, in fact I have where they have already taken it down.




There you go, you've answered your own question.

Have a nosey through GL with the search function, there're several suggestions about regaining/restoring privacy whilst you're waiting for your hedge to mature.
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Re: Neighbours Hedge - My Privacy

Postby TO » Wed May 25, 2011 8:52 pm

Hi
GardenerBo wrote:do I have any case for maintaining my privacy and asking them not to take the hedge down below 6 feet?
No

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Re: Neighbours Hedge - My Privacy

Postby WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Wed May 25, 2011 10:15 pm

As it is not your hedge, there is nothing you can do to prevent the neighbour from cutting it down as it is on their own/rented property.

But you can create your own privacy. Hedge, trees, trellis with climbing plants, summer house, sails, pergola are some ideas. A great space saving way to get privacy is to stake tall poles in the ground and string wires or fishing line between for training climbing plants up. This gives a beautiful screen which fits in any size garden and is actually one of the most cost effective and fastest ways to get your privacy back.
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Re: Neighbours Hedge - My Privacy

Postby juliet » Wed May 25, 2011 10:29 pm

If you know who the landlord is, you could maybe contact them as they might not want the hedge removing. I wouldn't say that you don't want it removing but that you are concerned that the landlord wouldn't want it removing.
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