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Overhanging bushes 2 months 1 week ago #3251880

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I have written a polite letter to my neighbour asking her to cut back the large amount of overhanging bushes which hang into my garden. My request has been ignored. If I cut the bushes back myself up to the border what happens to the cuttings?

If I pay someone to cut and dispose of them she could accuse me of theft. If I cut then throw them back into her garden she could accuse me of fly tipping.

Any ideas please, how should I handle the situation?

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Overhanging bushes 2 months 1 week ago #3251889

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Really depends on local laws. But basicly, property line straight up you can cut off but you have to despose of the cuttings. If you hire someone to do the trimming, you are responsible for paying and any damages past the property line.
Talk to them in person and let them know what your fixing to do, they can't stop you but if they want it a certain way let them do it as long as it meets with what you want.
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Overhanging bushes 2 months 1 week ago #3251896

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If the branches of a neighbour’s tree start to grow over to your side, you can cut them back to the boundary point between you and your neighbour’s property. Read the link :)

www.problemneighbours.co.uk/rights-trees...anging-branches.html
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Overhanging bushes 2 months 1 week ago #3251914

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You are you are entitled cut back any branches overhanging your property.
You should hand back/ offer back clippings and any fruit.
However usually most people just get rid of them .

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Overhanging bushes 2 months 1 week ago #3251921

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As Robin says, best check with your local Authority first, here in Kent, England, it's ok to cut back to the overhanging offender to your specific border, it is also ok to throw all cuttings over to the offending side, I personally don't, I like my neighbours, even if it's my legal right to, but if you don't like your neighbours :evil: :evil: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Overhanging bushes 2 months 1 week ago #3251951

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I have the same problem and i just cut the overhanging branches. I wouldn't throw them back into my neighbours garden, just put them in my green wheelie bin..

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I do have a spot where the neighbors bushes and trees are overgrowing the fence. But so are mine on to his side and we both don't care a bit about it.
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In the UK you have a legal obligation to return the cuttings to your neighbour and the right to cut up to the boundary.

In practice I speak to my neighbours before doing it and dispose of the cuttings myself.
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Overhanging bushes 2 months 1 week ago #3252128

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Thanks everyone for your input.
For the last 30 years we have been cutting back and disposing of next doors overhanging bushes. Due to ill health for the last few years we are no longer able to do this anymore. We have approached the neighbour and also sent her a note. Its not the cutting down of the branches that is a problem but the disposing of them.
I know that by law we can cut them back up to the boundary fence and have to offer them back to her. Should she refuse to take them (which of course she will) we will then have to pay someone to take them away. This will have to be done every year and the bushes grow very fast.
The irony of it is, twice a year she has a company come to her garden to trim her other hedges but never the one on our adjourning side.
She is just being a witch – with a capital B!

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Overhanging bushes 2 months 1 week ago #3252139

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Why not just burn the clippings in a bin ?

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