Posted: 11/04/2012 at 14:19
Hedge help - you need to get hold of a copy of your title deeds in which should be a plan of the property and also the original Transfer Deed for your property which should state exactly who owns which boundary. If it doesn't, you'll find that it's a party hedge. Speak to the solicitor who acted for you to see if he/she can tell you although your solicitor should have told you which was your boundary and which your neighbour's at the time you bought your property. Don't let the matter escalate. As far as I am aware, if the hedge is yours he cannot stop you removing it. Beware, however, getting into a dispute with your neighbour. If you come to sell your property you would legally be obliged to inform a prospective buyer that you had had a dispute with your neighbour and if you didn't state it, you could be sued so don't let it get that far.
Having worked in a solicitor's office for over 25 years dealing with the buying and selling of houses amongst other things, I know what I'm talking about so contact your solicitor as soon as possible.