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by Clifford Pope
Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Trees - canopy over country lane
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Trees - canopy over country lane

I own the land on both sides of a stretch of minor country lane passing our house, and both sides have either tall hedges or mature trees, as does the rest of the road for miles in each direction. The effect is of a shady arched tunnel. A few years ago I received a council notification to cut the he...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Property deeds
Replies: 29
Views: 30625

I naively used to imagine the Title Deeds looked like the ones in Monopoly. When I asked the solicitor if I could have mine he replied by all means, but they consist of several heavy metal trunks, and they would be safer in his keeping. It's interesting that he and his predecessors have not minded s...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Is someone legally obliged to maintain their gardens?
Replies: 39
Views: 4719

Isn't one consideration that the moment you make a dispute official, you are legally required to answer truthfully a potential buyer's question "Have you had any disputes with your neighbours?" ?

Supposing you say "no" and move on, and the new buyer then discovers the NFH?
by Clifford Pope
Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Curtilage - definition
Replies: 7
Views: 12515

Many thanks klingon
by Clifford Pope
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Curtilage - definition
Replies: 7
Views: 12515

Many thanks for those quick replies. Yes, I do own all the land. No, I'm not in dispute with anyone, just wondering whether I needed to, or could, take any steps to secure or regularise the current position. I have followed threads on this forum where owners have risked losing use of part of their p...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Curtilage - definition
Replies: 7
Views: 12515

Curtilage - definition

My house, a former farmhouse, stands alone in open country, in 2 1/2 acres, surrounded by farmland. Over the 25 years I have lived here the garden has gradually expanded, from virtually nothing, but now includes lawns, ponds, stream, borders, vegetable patches, orchard, woodland, with various origin...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Is someone legally obliged to maintain their gardens?
Replies: 39
Views: 4719

Isn't there something called the Weed Act, making it an offence to allow certain prohibited types of weed to seed? I can only think of Ragwort, but there might be others.