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28/09/2010 at 13:19
Sir Digalot - I wasn't seriously advising readers of this blog to plant a leylandii hedge to exact revenge against their neighbours. I'm sorry you didn't find that clear. I get on very well with my neighbours and we often socialise together. Indeed, I recently made them some ginger biscuits. I really wasn't trying to foster any ill feeling between neighbours, I was merely passing comment on the fact that leylandii hedges had once again been in the news.
30/09/2010 at 19:15
To Kate, Regarding the fag butts, suggest you buy your neighbours a giant"garden ashtray" maybe they will take the hint?
30/09/2010 at 19:57
To whitevan woman I could, but they live in the flat upstairs and don't have a garden. Perhaps I'll snip them a rude message in my lawn... Sir Digalot - that was a joke ;)
01/11/2010 at 22:29
my neigbour at the bottom of the garden has a massive chestnut tree which has spread over my garden it makes an mess of my garden and my fish pond and im un abl to let my grandson out to play as the prickly chestnuts would hurt him the tree has a tpo on it requested by its owner is there any thing that can be done about this monster tree which is ruining my garden
02/11/2010 at 19:02
Re Chestnut, i have been told that any problems have to go through your local council, if they say no, then unfortunately, like me, there is nothing you can do. A ridiculous situation eh?
02/11/2010 at 19:04
Re Chestnut, i have been told that any problems have to go through your local council, if they say no, then unfortunately, like me, there is nothing you can do. A ridiculous situation eh?
02/01/2011 at 02:28
My neighbours have windchimes, bamboo, a dog and very sensitive security lights in the back garden and at the side between ours houses! They have recently leveled their garden and paved it all. As they have no drainage they have placed a drain (like guttering) outside the back gate that drains onto our property and across our backgarden patio! They hose down the back garden once a week as they have a dog so it is constantly covered in debris (and sometime poop)! As we now they can be unreasonable we are seeking help before approaching them about this but it makes you feel really uncomfortable! Its not always about law sometimes its just being considerate!
17/02/2011 at 12:55
This is the first time I have been on the blog site- we also have suffered cigarette butts and rubbish, barking dogs, lack of privacy, loud music and screaming children.It helps to know others are in a similar situation and that being reasonable with the neighbours is sometimes very one sided. I look forwards so much to spring and getting into the garden more but wish more than anything we could enjoy a summers evening sitting out in our garden - without earplugs!
08/03/2011 at 22:39
my neighbour has three leylandii at the bottom of his garden which are about seventy feet high and a combine width of about fifty feet. Most of my garden hasn't seen sun in years, the lawn is just weeds. All I want to do is have a nice garden with some plants and maybe a veg patch but I don't have a chance with those bloody things and the chances are very slim that the owners will cut them down to a more reasonable height as they don't effect the sun reaching their garden.
15/07/2011 at 23:07
my neighbours have an annoying windchime [made of bamboo] which not only annoys me but all my other neighbours plus they have just removed slate from myboundary without my permission and dumped them in a pile in threr front garden i am really annoyed
05/09/2011 at 15:22
My neighbour has planted a eucalyptus tree within 15ft of my house,is then any law or action that I can take before my property suffers from subsidence due to his tree. we are on clay ground,and have had problems with subsidence in the past, so it may be hard to prove that it is his tree that has caused it.
02/10/2011 at 12:32
If we have a winter like last winter your neighbour will be lucky if the tree survives- I have seen several eucalyptus trees with dead foliage this year-though I think they can pick up from the base.
28/11/2011 at 18:41
I have leylandii's which are my neighbours at the bottom of the garden, mine is not a big garden, about 45ft deep, the trees are about 30ft, they run along 3 neighbouring properties also. We have asked them if we could trim them to a height of about 15ft but alas no. They let us trim our side, that is all. It is a south facing garden,, but one now without much sunlight thanks to the trees. The council require £500 to send a letter and an officer to visit, with no guarantee that the tree height will successfully be lowered. I have no problem paying a smaller sum, but £500, is ridiculous with no guarantees.
28/04/2012 at 18:15
Can anyone help - in the DEEDS it states that (garden boundary) anything live has to be kept under the height of 5 feet 6 inches
The neighbor has a tree taller than his house and is busy planting trees over 6 foot high all over hanging my
large garden from his 3 foot boarder. I have nothing
at all over his garden. What action should I take to ensure my neighbor abides by the terms of the deeds.
Trees block light and I have all the work of clearing up all their leaves. He broke my fence with everything
resting on it. Cher
28/04/2012 at 18:27

If it is in the deeds then you need to consult a solicitor or citizens advice bureau-talk to other neigbours too see if it is affecting them as well-you might well have a case for a combined action.

What you must not do is nothing-if ever you came to sell it will be a nightmare

28/04/2012 at 20:52

Be careful what you wish for!!  We asked our neighbours if they could trim their leylandii down to 15 ft from 30 ft and they cut them down completely.  Now their windows stare directly into our house and garden.  It'll take years for my new replacement trees to grow to a level giving us any privacy back again (sob)!

28/04/2012 at 21:39

I just wish people would realise that when they plant a tree or a shrub right up against their fence, their neighbours will get half of the tree overhanging their garden.   People just don't think!

29/04/2012 at 10:41
despairing Donna wrote (see)
I have leylandii's which are my neighbours at the bottom of the garden, mine is not a big garden, about 45ft deep, the trees are about 30ft, they run along 3 neighbouring properties also. We have asked them if we could trim them to a height of about 15ft but alas no. They let us trim our side, that is all. It is a south facing garden,, but one now without much sunlight thanks to the trees. The council require £500 to send a letter and an officer to visit, with no guarantee that the tree height will successfully be lowered. I have no problem paying a smaller sum, but £500, is ridiculous with no guarantees.

If the hedge was planted before the 1 June 2005 then you are wasting your time as the Anti Social Behaviour Act (2003) is for new hedges only. The height restrictions is also a guide, not a law. Save your £500 and offer the neighbours to pay for a professional to trim it. Reassure them that their privacy will remain and that their shallow roots are a danger in high winds and that they will be financially responsible for any damage.

29/04/2012 at 10:47

@percydigwell

"i keeping my calm pointed out to her that the law states that the max height for these hedges is 6foot 6 inches"

There is no such law in the UK. There are guidelines for new hedges that suggest 2 metres but no local authority can enforce anyone to any height (unless it comes under the Highways Act and is near a main road).

"i had been scolded for not asking her permission to carry out the trim she gave her permission to carry on, i might add that all the trimmings were in my garden and desposed of by me"

What you did is illegal. You cannot go onto others land and cut their hedge. You may trim over hanging branches on your land - but hand them over to the neighbour as she still owns them!

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