Garden Rights?

Let everyone have the same pleasure as you derive from your garden -- or perhaps a friends garden
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jacx24
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Garden Rights?

Post by jacx24 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:50 pm

Hi, wonder if anyone can help. Do we have a right to enjoy our garden space? (As we do to enjoy our home EG. noisy neighbours) Also, do we have a right to feel safe in our garden when trees are way too high and close to the garden,some of which are already leaning towards the house?When we bought the house we knew there was woodland at the rear but only found out they are oak trees (even on the survey it only stated "trees" and we are no experts on types of "trees")
May need to get an expert to look at the trees, Its doin my head in now.
Thanks

despair
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Post by despair » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:46 pm

If the trees genuinely are dangerous and threaten your home then the Local Council have powers to act

If the trees overhang your property providing they are not covered by Conservation area or TPO then you can abate their nuiscance by cutting back to the boundary of your property

Many Oak trees have TPOs on them which means you have to apply to do work on them

Post in the Trees section of the Forum and Treeman can tell you more

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