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Trees & high hedge disputes

Hedges in rural areas are subject to a variety of regulations due to their importance to the local landscape. In urban areas, they are regarded in the same way as fences. However, if your neighbour’s hedge has grown to a significant height or he has very tall trees on his land you may find that they interfere with the light to your property or even overhang.

If you would like to speak to us relating to a tree or hedge 01616 966 229 dispute call us on or complete our enquiry form.

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Resolving a dispute

Unfortunately there is no general ‘right to a view’ in English law which preserves the view from your property that existed when you purchased it. However, if you find your neighbour is interfering with your view or light there may be options available to resolve the issue. For example, your properties may be subject to an agreement to preserve a particular view. Alternatively, it is possible to petition the local authority to intervene on your behalf.

Similarly, if your neighbour’s trees and hedges are overhanging or ‘encroaching’ on your property you may want to know whether you can trim the hedges to prevent this. Our team of property law experts are well-versed in this sort of disputes.

Contacting our dispute team early can often ensure a swift and amicable resolution to any dispute that maintains good neighbour relations, call us on 01616 966 229

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