oak tree six foot away

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superstar
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oak tree six foot away

Post by superstar » Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:26 pm

i need help!!

My neighbour whos back fence is the side fence of my house has three huge trees which over hang onto my garden :( . One of the trees is an oak tree which is about six foot away from my house :shock: , and one of the trees is a holly tree which is constantly dropping leaves into my garden, which are quite dangerous when my two young children are playing :? . I am a council tennant as is the neighbour in question, and i have rung the council for advice, they said they would send somebody around to have a look, but i am worried they will try and fob me off, can anybody tell me where i stand please?

ps. I do not get on with the neighbour as there have been disputes in the past :?

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Post by superstar » Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:58 pm

i forget to mention that trees block all sunlight from my garden :evil:

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Post by Treeman » Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:59 pm

Legally there isn’t much you can do.

The council may be prepared to prune the trees but are likely to plead poverty.

The other tenant could also object and in my experience that is generally enough to put the council off.

Your ward councillor is a good place to start exerting pressure.

Treeman

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Post by superstar » Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:03 am

thank you treeman.

Your right, the council have already mentioned the expense it could incur :(

i will get in touch with my ward councillor on tuesday and see if they can help me.

thank you :wink:

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