Front hedge needs cutting problem with neabor

My neabour has a hedge next to mine in the front of our terraced house  his house is  let I used to pay out for a gardener to cut the hedge properly  then I asked the landlord asking him why doesnt he keep the hedge trimmed as well he told the residents todo it which was done properly a few times now hes let the hedge grow taller than mine which looks stupid 

The chap next door hasnt done it for months I would like it cut evenly across have I got the right to get a gardener to cut theres as well

Any advice welcomed



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,704

    If it's on your property then it's your hedge and you do what you like with it (within the law and any byelaws).  

    But if it's on your neighbour's property then it's hedge to do what he likes with, again within the law etc.  

    It's not up to you how high he cuts his hedge I'm afraid.  Not unless you buy his house. image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,252

    If its not your hedge and not overhanging your land, if you cut it , it will be criminal damage. Have a word with the owner to see if you can come to some agreement.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,221

    Heloo Joyce, hope the cul de sac is now getting a good clean these days at least.

    If the house is let there is every chance that the tenants have a responsibility to keep the property in a reasonable condition. That includes the garden. So your neighbour was correct to say that the people living there should do it. But he should make them. Or if it's let via an agency, they should make them.

    If all else fails, contact your council. They have the ability to make homeowners/tenants keep the footpath clear of hazards.

  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,221

    Sorry about the hellooo - rather a long and alcoholic lunchimage

  • Thank you for all your advice  I cant contact the landlord as I dont know his phone number the chap next door is away all week and his wife works shifts  but the adjoining hedge is an eyesore and I always have to sweep the front slabs as leaves collect on it I went halves with my previous neabor to have the front paved which looks lovely as we had a lawn before

    The hedge was put in by wimpy when they did this estate

    Waterbutts yes our cul de sac is lovely and clean now  our adjoining hedge is growing to tall and I cant view the road as I use to its a good job i can view whos at the door on my left side window as I never answer the door  before looking 

  • fidgetbones


    The neighbour cut mine back last time shorter than his so it looks stupid

    I am going to see another neighbour today to see what advice he can give me as there hedge  is lovely and even 


    weres my reply from yesterday gone ???

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,602

    Cant you ask yr neighbour if its OK for you to cut it?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • LynLyn Posts: 8,400

    Hi Joyce, how you doing?, i was just going through all the lovely emails you sent me!

     Try to catch the next door neighbour and ask if you could trim it down a bit, or perhaps post your phone number through their door if you cant catch them.

    Lyn x

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • pansyface and lyn

    yes ill post a note in there door  as I never see them I will have to get a gardener todo it though my lawn needs cutting as its grown so high 

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