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by arsie
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Can I put a gate there!? Help & advice required...
Replies: 56
Views: 8010

Re: Can I put a gate there!? Help & advice required...

Nothing can be gained except their hostility by doing it first. Asking the council first is a no brainer. imho.

edit: but it's your call!
by arsie
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Tree ~40cm from wall
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: Tree ~40cm from wall

I have a weird sense of deja vu reading this :shock: Several years, ago we demolished an old outhouse and 'rebuilt' it (conservation area) as a double garage. Because of the neighbour's aging mature ash tree perhaps 15 metres or more high, only inches from the fence marking our boundary but over 10...
by arsie
Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Epetitions 18253 - Legal height for conifer hedges
Replies: 11
Views: 5645

Re: Epetitions 18253 - Legal height for conifer hedges

TO Obviously you know a great deal about this topic and I bow to your superior knowledge. I speak from direct experience; but I apologise if I have, in your eyes, over-simplified or omitted some important points. Even so I don't think anything I have said is absolutely wrong? One thing I think I am ...
by arsie
Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Can I put a gate there!? Help & advice required...
Replies: 56
Views: 8010

Re: Can I put a gate there!? Help & advice required...

It sounds like you have reached a sensible conclusion. If I were that neighbour with the rope I myself would put up something more substantial. I would foresee persistent users of your short cut might nip over the rope. Signs warning people of what is going to happen would be a good idea, as mention...
by arsie
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Tree ~40cm from wall
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: Tree ~40cm from wall

I have a weird sense of deja vu reading this :shock: Several years, ago we demolished an old outhouse and 'rebuilt' it (conservation area) as a double garage. Because of the neighbour's aging mature ash tree perhaps 15 metres or more high, only inches from the fence marking our boundary but over 10 ...
by arsie
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Epetitions 18253 - Legal height for conifer hedges
Replies: 11
Views: 5645

Re: Epetitions 18253 - Legal height for conifer hedges

Hi All trees drink water from the ground and they all have a well-known distance over which they do this. Which is? The trouble is many old houses have existed in close proximity to trees for many years or even decades without any problems. Also, many new houses, despite the NHBC requirements still...
by arsie
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Epetitions 18253 - Legal height for conifer hedges
Replies: 11
Views: 5645

Re: Epetitions 18253 - Legal height for conifer hedges

@TO: Er, beg to differ. All trees drink water from the ground and they all have a well-known distance over which they do this. The NHBC and local authority building control take this into account when stipulating foundations of planned new houses and your architect and structural engineer work to th...
by arsie
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Hedge & Angry Farmer.............
Replies: 9
Views: 8762

Re: Hedge & Angry Farmer.............

Someone mentioned the hedge and ditch rule. We came across it with our farmer neighbour. He owns the disused orchard next to us. We always thought the overgrown old hedge between us marked the boundary. We always had passage down the back of the hedge to trim it, bounded by a low rusty falling down ...
by arsie
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Hedges
Topic: hedge height
Replies: 8
Views: 4087

Re: hedge height

The driver can always reverse in and drive out, that is the preferred option from the highway code. True. Depending on the circumstances reversing out may be possible with care. We do in our old village. Highways Dept like to ensure there is room to turn round to achieve the ideal of driving into a...
by arsie
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: “Stealing” Land
Replies: 17
Views: 4986

Re: “Stealing” Land

As jdfi has said, carry on and keep calm (and quiet; certainly do not discuss this with anyone else!) Having possessed the land as your own for ten years, when you do apply for legal title ('possessary title') the Land Registry contact any neighbours who adjoin the land and the last registered owner...
by arsie
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Rainwater onto neighbour's property
Replies: 25
Views: 5039

Re: Rainwater onto neighbour's property

Ah I see. If it were me I would do a cold-blooded analysis of the options and see what looks the best of a bad bunch. Given the neighbours are obviously on their own agenda and just being awkward for the sake of it, I would include the option of demolition while he is away on holiday. Or if they nev...
by arsie
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Rainwater onto neighbour's property
Replies: 25
Views: 5039

Re: Rainwater onto neighbour's property

Why do you need to preserve this wall? As far as I can see it has no purpose, though you have not said what the neighbour does with it or uses it for, if anything. Why not remove it? With his agreement of course. Then, clearing up in the narrow gap between it and your new built garage wall would no ...
by arsie
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Roots
Topic: Bamboo causing damage
Replies: 35
Views: 35545

Re: Bamboo causing damage

Hi everyone, this is my first post so please be kind :) I can contribute a little know-how having successfully (touch wood) repelled a Japanese Knotwood invasion from next door. I see some similarities in the rhizome and root system. I did read in wikipedia that Bamboo survived nuclear explosions so...