Branches or roots from my neighbour’s tree are growing over my boundary. What can I do?
Under ‘common law
’, you may be able to prune branches and roots which grow over your boundary. However, you also have a legal duty to take ‘reasonable care’ whilst undertaking any works and you may be liable if you damage the tree or cause it to become unstable. It is therefo...
My neighbours are unhappy that a tree growing in my garden overhangs their property and say that the
Under common law
rights a neighbour can cut back any foliage that overhangs the boundary to the boundary line without reference to the owner of the tree/shrub (this includes roots!). If the tree is covered by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or is growing within a Conservation...