SaveTheElephant wrote:I cut the entire boundary right back yesterday so we can now get cars up and down the drive. This has gained substantial space. I imagine this will cause her to come and voice an opinion and/or make more accusations at which point we will invite her to demonstrate location and ownership of the boundary. If she can prove satisfactorily and legally that it is hers, she can have it. Otherwise, we will carry on as we are but I’m confident that she will discover it’s ours.
There is no fault here, you've done nothing wrong by clearing your own hedge from your own land, even if you take the opposite view that the hedge and
drive are both owned by the neighbour you would still be fully entitled to clear the full width of the drive. What is the surface of the drive?
This statement by the neighbour is completely wrong and has no basis in fact or law: 'The driveway 'borders' her land. She told us we need to identify where the boundary is and claimed that it’s where the hedge that runs along our drive grows to on our side(!)'
When you were cutting the hedge, it should have become apparent where the hedge has been cut to in the past.