Posted: 21/07/2016 at 18:27
You might get them to pay for damage to boundary, but if the tree was there before you moved in, why did you move in, either renting or buying?
I have trouble with a neighbour who takes exception to the fact the 150 year old oak on the boundary drops acorns and bits of twigs and even leaves in his garden. It has a tree preservation order which the solicitor should have pointed out before he bought the place. He can't touch it without permission from the council. His house is about 120 years younger than the tree, it's not as if it suddenly grew there, robbing existing light.