My hedge

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ewa
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My hedge

Post by ewa » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:15 pm

My neighbour is claiming ownership of my hedge which is clearly within my boundary. He says it's because he has maintained it for the last 17 years (ie cutting it back to the boundary on his side and, occasionally with my permission trimming i down at the top). Can he do this?

Raymond

Post by Raymond » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:19 pm

In a word
"NO"
Ray

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Post by despair » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:42 pm

In another word
NO

tell him to stuff it where the sun does not shine

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Re: My hedge

Post by voiceofthemysteron » Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:11 pm

In another two words Slap him.

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Post by wallflower » Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:41 pm

hi ...have got the same problem.we went to take ours out to replace with fencing and he has slabbed under ours and is now saying that it is his!

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Post by carpinus » Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:45 pm

ewa, if you are sure of the boundary line & that the hedge is clearly yours, you must tell the neighbour politely but very firmly that it is yours & apart from when you give permission, he should leave it alone.
Be prepared thereafter, with his permission, to trim & clear away the overhang on his side.

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my hedge

Post by ewa » Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:26 pm

he now tells me that the hedge is his because there is more of it on his side than on mine (view from 10 foot in the air) despite the fact that the hedge is planted in my garden. I have been polite and assertive but he is not listening to any reason. Just getting very angry. By the way, he has also felled some of my trees which are inside of my boundary. I did not inform the police. Should I have done so - this happened 8 weeks ago. Should i still do so :roll: [/b][/quote]

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Post by subjecttocontract » Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:33 pm

despair wrote:In another word
NO

tell him to stuff it where the sun does not shine

Despair....what about the moral high ground ? there's no call for being rude surely ?
Almost everything I say is tinged with irony !

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Post by despair » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:04 pm

There are times when politeness falls on deaf ears and only being rude is the answer

Raymond

Post by Raymond » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:09 pm

This should be simple....... Now on who's land does the hedge originate ??
Ray

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Post by Raymond » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:11 pm

I have just read a bit more.......He can cut anything overhanging his border/border any which way he choses.
Ray

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Post by carpinus » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:24 pm

ewa, if your neighbour has entered YOUR property, cut down YOUR trees without YOUR permission, then yes, you should have informed the police. It's perhaps not too late to do so.

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