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by Beech
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Fences
Topic: Putting up a new fence and gates
Replies: 8
Views: 3828

Have you thought of putting a length of fence with trellis on top, that way you'd get the height without the enclosed feeling your neighbour may be worrying about.
by Beech
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: Hedges
Topic: long standing hedge
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

I agree with the last poster, sorry. If the hedge is in the wrong position relating to an adjoining property then the "High Hedge" law may apply. You can get details from either Hedgeline or your local council's website. But, the legislation does not state that the maximum height for any hedge is 2 ...
by Beech
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Yew Hedges, animals and the law
Replies: 5
Views: 2506

Surely it's best to ask your solicitor for their opinion, more especially as you've had a letter suggesting the Yew hedge is illegal next to livestock? Whose responsibility is the boundary fence? You mention "my fragile and old fence" to the outside of the Yew. If you know Yew is poisonous to livest...
by Beech
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: obsticles in way
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

You can check titles at Land Registry online. If your vendor didn't notice and made no effort to recover this strip of land there's probably nothing you can do, and it clearly wasn't obvious when you bought the property otherwise you would have told your solicitor when you checked the title with the...
by Beech
Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Nieghbour demanding we shorten trees
Replies: 5
Views: 2327

he has noticed off shots growing on his garage roof Are these seedlings? Or do you mean the branches are touching the garage roof? I'd agree that there doesn't seem any particular need to reduce the height, in terms of the high hedge legislation, and it seems a bit mean to raise the issue when you'...
by Beech
Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Fallen Tree Destroyed My Shed & Almost Killed Me!
Replies: 10
Views: 3577

Your insurers may decide to recover their costs from your neighbour, ask them what they're going to do. If you have an excess you may also be able to recover that by via your legal cover. You have to ask your insurer what their usual procedures are. Trees do fall though, especially in high winds aft...
by Beech
Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Buying part of next doors neighbours garden
Replies: 6
Views: 4671

When we bought land from a neighbour we agreed all the details between us, including the price and fencing details. Plans were drawn up, then the deal was finalised through our respective solicitors. Because we approached them about the purchase we also paid their legal fees.
by Beech
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Help! Parking on my private path
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

I'd be inclined to put some bollards or even a fence so there's no question of anybody being able to park there. You can do that if nobody else has rights of access over the land.
by Beech
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: shared driveway
Replies: 5
Views: 1774

Really nobody should park on a shared drive, unless it also includes parking rights, if you had new neighbours they'd probably expect it to be kept clear. A lot of people with shared access have a parking area on their own land at the end. Is there any way you and your neighbours can do this? Talkin...
by Beech
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: can a land owner fence across our gate?
Replies: 7
Views: 2146

It's a difficult one, because the land is owned by a school they are going to naturally be very concerned about the security of their boundaries in relation to child protection issues. Access to the tennis court you use would normally, by everybody else, be through a recognised entrance gate, road o...
by Beech
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Roots
Topic: New house border dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 3462

You should be able to work out where the fence line is by comparing the position on the ground with the position on the title plan, especially if all the neighbouring fences are in line with each other. If you aren't sure of ownership of the tree you could ask the council if it's got a preservation ...
by Beech
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Please comment - grateful of all opinions and time is scarce
Replies: 4
Views: 1892

It's common for an indemnity insurance to be taken out by vendors, ask your solicitor to be sure it will cover you for the purpose it's intended, and also if it's transferable if/when you sell the property because it isn't always clear. No harm in talking to your new neighbours to find out if they h...
by Beech
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Boundary Issue - rights to land/property
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

The Access to Neighbouring Land Act allows you to claim access to a neighbouring property for the purpose of essential maintenance to your own. This would include maintaining a part of your property that forms the boundary. You can, if you really have to, apply through the courts to be granted acces...
by Beech
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Proximity of neighbour's tree
Replies: 2
Views: 1637

You could ask them to remove it, do you think they would?

If your property is being damaged you should contact your insurers and they should deal with it for you.
by Beech
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Moving a tree
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

If you haven't already moved it, do so as quickly as you can and make sure you stake the tree too. To choose the new position look up the overall spread of the tree and then half it for the approx radius. If you put a short stake in at an angle and use a tree tie it should be OK. You could also sink...