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Neighbour won't cut his tree.

My neighbour has Leylandii (cypress conifer) trees along our boundary which are blocking the light and view from our house but he will not reduce their height, what can I do?

7 Answers from MyBuilder Landscape Gardeners

Best Answer

hack off the tree thats overhanging your side. then throw it in his garden. because if you throw it away yourself. you can be done for theft. we had this problem with my neighbour. it looked so horrible that he chopped it down in the end. roy.


Answered 17th Feb 2011

Hi yes it is ok to cut the branches that are over hanging level with your boundary line and you are in your rights to throw branches back on to neighbours garden


Answered 17th Feb 2011

hi cut the branches down that overhang your boundry the be sure to throw them back over on to there property if the throw them back they can be prosicuted for fly tipping malc


Answered 17th Feb 2011

The council will advise that if the natural lighr is beaing stopped then by law the trees must be reducer in height.
There is a law retaining to this so citozen advise should be able to help , dont under any circumstans cut anything down,"it could get messy and expensive".
You have the right to trim anything that overhangs yoiur boundry line.
regards Ashley Officer


Answered 17th Feb 2011

You are by law able to cut back anything that overhangs your property boundary,but that does not alleviate the problem of the height of the trees,I suggest you contact your nearest citizens advice bureau or your solicitor as to what legislation this comes under and what you can do about it


Answered 18th Feb 2011

hi,what you need to do is ring your local building control office and see what advice they give you.don,t attemp to cut it,because all sort of legal arguments could start.go down the legal route first.thanks nick


Answered 17th Feb 2011

No you can't cut these tree,s down.But if you find that any of the trees is overhanging the boarder line you can cut them back to the can also ask your neighbour if you can take some Hight off them and you are willing to pay for this to be done, if he say,s yes to this ,ask him to give you this in writing . The reason why he may not like it after it has been done.


Answered 18th Feb 2011

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