Unpaid Council Tax

Lesley Taylor, of Rawlings Court, Ludgershall, has been fighting for over 10 years with trees that were planted by Ludgershall Town Council behind the fence toward the end of her garden. Trees can shade your house in the summer, a home for birds and beauty as well. However, trees can as well be a source of tension among neighbours if they are not appropriately cared for, throwing debris on the fence, or causing different issues.

While trees and neighbours can some of the time be an unpredictable mix, particularly with neighbours who don’t see each other well, it is crucial to be aware of the rights and duties before making a drastic move. Below is a step by step guide that can aid you and your neighbour to finds an answer to your problem and keep it in great condition without making a lawful action.

Rules for trees: There are various things you can do lawfully if your neighbour’s tree disturbs your property or your safety. Be aware of what to do when a neighbour’s tree affects you. One of the best approaches to avoid issues with neighbours because of the trees and bushes that grow on your property is to know your legal status.

Converse with your neighbour: Frequently, a friendly chat is enough. If your neighbour does not know the issue, you cannot settle it. Tell them that you need to have an eye to eye discussion. Tap on their door or write a note in your post box, however, don’t try to solve the issue with notes and letters; You need to take care of the issue personally. Get time and place where both can discuss the issue. Think ahead of time what you need to say. It is crucial to plainly state what the issue is and how you feel about it. Things you are not supposed to do include:

Accuse the other individual
Begin by defining your vision of what to do.
Don’t use insults, It just makes it hard for the individual to hear what he says.
Avoiding an issue that is less crucial or hard to state can ruin any possible plan.

Clarify how the issue affects you
Give your neighbour the chance to tell his side of the story.
Be prepared to listen and let the other individual realize that you are listening.
Try to cooperate on a solution.
Set aside time to work on a solution and do it well.

If you set aside the time to discuss the issue, you can spare time and cash by finding an answer together. Look for legal advice on issues such as a bs5837 tree survey. If you require more particular information about how the law applies to your circumstance and how you can solve the issue, you may require lawful counsel. You can seek legal advice from your nearby council centre or a private counsellor such as a housing solicitor.

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