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Trees and Hedges

Hedges and trees undoubtedly enhance our enjoyment of our homes, adding interest to gardens and providing privacy from our neighbours. 

But they’re also the cause of many neighbour disputes, especially if they’ve been left to grow so much that they begin to affect neighbours’ gardens and houses. 

Right to light

A neighbour’s tree or shrub that encroaches on your side of the property boundary or grows so high it casts a constant shadow across your garden can be extremely frustrating. Yet knowing your rights in this situation can be difficult. 

For example, are you entitled to cut overhanging branches from your neighbour’s trees if they’re causing a problem, or do you need their permission first? Do you have a legal right to light in your garden?  

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Our team of experts can help answer questions like these, and can guide you on how best to approach a dispute you have with a neighbour in order to resolve it as quickly and as amicably as possible.

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Catherine Cain Catherine qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and joined Which? Legal in 2018. Catherine previously worked in private practice. See profile
Matthew Tribble Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and joined Which? Legal in March 2019. See profile
Victoria Helps Victoria joined Which? Legal in 2016. Before that, Victoria worked as a legal adviser for seven years at The Co-operative Legal Services. See profile