Neighbours plants damaging my Mum's fence
In the recent heavy winds in Devon, part of my Mum's fence came down The man who came to fix the fence, told her that bushes in the neighbours garden were severely overgrown and that they had been pushing on the fence and weakening it.
He visited the neighbour on Mum's behalf and asked her if she would cut her bushes back to prevent the damage happening again. She, it seems was very abusive and said she wasn't prepared to do it...but was more than happy if my Mum wanted to pay for the work to be done.
Is there anything that can be done to remedy this situation? I don't see why Mum should pay but she is concerned that there could be reprucussions with the neighbour if she pushes the matter too hard.
Also are garden fences covered by her home insurance?
Thank you for this - i am in London, so am trying to do as much as possible from afar so to speak!!