Damage caused by neighbours overgrowth?

Damage caused by neighbours overgrowth?

10:07 AM, 16th February 2022, About 3 months ago 7

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Does anyone know how we stand regarding damage caused to our property by invasive plants in our neighbour’s garden?

We’ve cut it back on several occasions over the years, but now it’s grown into the soffits at the back of the house where it’s hard to see, and caused damage. Can I ask them to pay for the repair or ask them to pay the bill if I get it done?

I’m loath to contact my insurance company as they always seem to make you pay for it in the following years.

I don’t want to fall out with the neighbours, who also rent out their property, I’d just like to know my rights.

Many thanks

Linda



Comments

by paul kaye

11:14 AM, 16th February 2022, About 3 months ago

I am afraid you will need to keep cutting back.
Anything overgrowing your boundary,you can cut back.
But you must offer the cuttings to your neighbour! as if they will want them !?
you can not just throw them back over the boundary,as this will be fly tipping!
So any damage is caused by you not cutting back and thats life !

by paul kaye

11:22 AM, 16th February 2022, About 3 months ago

I would like to add
if damage is being caused to your property,you can seek legal advice and sue your neighbours.
I would have a chat and try to resolve before legal action.
Google what right you have for overhanging trees etc
so much online

by Richie

11:23 AM, 16th February 2022, About 3 months ago

Just poison the plant, a number sprays of Resolver should sort it. Kills it right to the roots!
If some of the roots are in your garden put 5lts of diesel on them.

by Michael Barnes

18:40 PM, 18th February 2022, About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Richie at 16/02/2022 - 11:23"put 5lts of diesel on them"
And poison your own garden. Wonderful.

by Richie

14:17 PM, 19th February 2022, About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 18/02/2022 - 18:40
LoL not really its not such a big area I wouldn't have thought. Any wau you can always replace the bucket of soil. It gets into the roots does not spread in the soil.

Old school solution all maybe not for "nandy pambies". Bit like the old fashioned fence treatment of good old creosote mixed with old diesel oil, lasted ages.

by Martin

14:31 PM, 19th February 2022, About 3 months ago

...and don't forget to put your old engine oil down the storm drain, saves a trip to the recycling centre.

by Richie

18:14 PM, 19th February 2022, About 3 months ago

Ha Ha !


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