Does my Neighbour have to cut my side of his hedge?
Rights and Responsibilities. If you're fortunate enough to find that the hedges reside solely on your property, you are within your rights to cut, trim or remove the hedges as you see fit.
Do I have to cut my Neighbours side of my hedge UK?
There is no law that compels your neighbour to cut their side of the hedge should they not want or be able to. If the boundary is in the middle of the hedge, this will technically be their property so they will not have to trim it if they do not want to.
Do I have to trim both sides of my hedge?
Both you and your neighbour should be trimming each other's respective side of the hedge. You are free to cut back roots or branches that are within your property's boundaries. However, you're only allowed to trim the growth on your property.
Can I cut of my side of the hedge?
You are allowed to trim or maintain your side of the hedge to the boundary in this instance as long as that doesn't kill the hedge, but it is considered to be shared property, so you'll need to come to an agreement with your neighbour in order to remove it legally.
What is the legal height of a hedge between Neighbours UK?
Require homeowners to get permission to grow a hedge above 2m (6½ft) When a hedge grows over 2m (6½ft), the local authority does not automatically take action, unless a justifiable complaint is made.
Hedge job (featuring the grumpy neighbour)
What is the law on cutting Neighbours hedges?
If you own the tree or hedge
Your neighbour can cut any branches that are overhanging into their garden as long as they only remove the bits on their side of the boundary. If they want you to cut your tree or hedge just because they don't like the way it looks, it's up to you whether you do the work.
How high can hedges be between Neighbours?
Making a complaint
Please note that there is not a blanket rule that all hedges must be no more than two metres in height. The complaint form explains why you consider the hedge is adversely affecting the reasonable enjoyment of your residential property.
Is cutting Neighbours hedge criminal damage?
Yes, it is criminal damage.
Is a hedge a boundary structure?
A boundary feature can be a fence, wall, hedge, ditch, piece of wire, or sometimes even just the edge of a driveway. They can be the cause of heated debate and trigger arguments between neighbours, sometimes over just a few inches of ground.
When should you not cut hedges?
We recommend avoiding hedge cutting during the main breeding season for nesting birds, which usually runs throughout March to August each year. This can be weather dependent and some birds may nest outside this period, so it is important to always check carefully for active nests prior to cutting.
Can my Neighbour remove a hedge between our properties?
While you are allowed to maintain the hedge on your side, removing it is illegal. If you do remove a boundary hedge without permission, your neighbour may choose to take you to court. If you lose, you will be expected to replant the hedge and also pay legal fees.
What is the high hedge law?
What does the high hedges legislation do? Part 8 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 allows local councils to deal with complaints about high hedges whose area contains the land on which the hedge is situated.
What is the 7 year boundary rule?
Some believe that there is a 7-year limit on adverse possession, meaning that a squatter can take ownership of land after they have been using that land without the owner's permission for a certain amount of time.
Which boundary hedge is mine?
When looking at the plans, the ownership is indicated by a “T” marked on the plans on one side of a boundary. If the “T” is written on your side of the boundary, you're responsible for maintaining it. If there's an H (although actually it's two joined Ts) the boundary is the joint responsibility of both parties.
What is a boundary hedge?
A hedge growing at the edge of a boundary is subject to some restrictions, such as height, and protected by law when it comes to cutting or shaping it. Most hedges and boundaries disputes can be solved quickly and easily without fuss, but some disputes result in costly legal battles.
Can I plant a hedge next to my Neighbours fence?
You do not usually need to obtain permission to plant a hedge in your garden if it is solely within your property's boundary. However, you do need to obtain permission from your next door neighbour if you're considering planting a hedge to separate the adjoining properties right on the boundary line.
What are the 4 types of boundary disputes?
What are the 4 types of boundary disputes?
- Plot line & party wall disputes.
- Fence, landscaping and outbuilding disputes.
- Access disputes.
- Adverse possession claims.
Can Neighbour lean things on my fence?
It's simple: you can only do this if your neighbour says you can. If you lean something against or hang something on your neighbour's fence without permission and the extra burden on the panels causes damage to the fencing (which is very likely to happen sooner or later), you will have to pay for the repairs.
Do I own the left or right boundary?
There is no general rule about whether you own the fence on the left-hand or right-hand side of your property. So forget any 'rules' you've heard previously that state otherwise – not everyone will own the left-hand side of their fence.
Can you trim a Neighbours Bush?
If a hedge grows along the boundary between two gardens, both neighbours are responsible for trimming. If a hedge belonging to a neighbour grows into your garden, you can trim it but, as with tree branches, you must return the trimmings to the owner.
Who is responsible for cutting overhanging tree branches?
Removing branches overhanging your property. A tree belongs to the person who owns the land on which it grows. However, if you're the owner/occupier of land over which the branches of a tree overhang, you are generally entitled to chop back the branches to the boundary line.
When can hedges be cut in England?
Follow our guide below to make sure you comply with DEFRA rules. You should not cut or trim hedges or trees between the dates of March 1st and September 1st without a derogation. You may only apply for a derogation if you plan to cut hedges before any new grass ley or oil seed rape is sown in the Autumn.
Can I ask my Neighbour to cut his trees?
You have a common law right to prune back parts of a tree or hedge growing over the boundary into your property (subject to any legal restrictions being overcome first such as Tree Preservation Orders or conservation areas) but you cannot compel the owner of the trees or hedge to carry out this work or pay for it.
Can I throw my Neighbour's branches back UK?
Under common law, a person may cut back any branch (or root) from a neighbour's tree that overhangs or encroaches onto their property. In cutting back any overhanging branches (or encroaching roots) the following must be observed: you must not trespass onto the land on which the trees are growing.
Is there a legal height for Neighbours trees?
In general, there is no specific limit to the height that a tree is allowed to grow, but if the trees form a vegetative screen that is limiting a neighbours usage/enjoyment then it could be a High Hedge issue which Planning Enforcement would potentially get involved with.