What is the law on Neighbours hedges?

What is the law on Neighbours hedges?

By law you are entitled to cut back the roots and growth of your neighbour’s hedges where they cross into your property, however you are not allowed to cut hedges on their property without permission. Similarly, your neighbour can trim your hedge on their property if it is becoming an issue.

Do I have to maintain my Neighbours hedge?

Property damage from hedges Your neighbour is responsible for maintaining their hedges so they do not, for example, damage your property or grow too high. If they do damage your property, your neighbour may be liable.

What is the legal height for boundary hedges?

Please note that there is not a blanket rule that all hedges must be no more than two metres in height. The complaint form explains why you consider the hedge is adversely affecting the reasonable enjoyment of your residential property.

Can Neighbours remove hedges?

Can I remove my boundary hedge? You are allowed to trim or maintain your side of the hedge to the boundary in this instance as long as that doesn’t kill the hedge, but it is considered to be shared property, so you’ll need to come to an agreement with your neighbour in order to remove it legally.

What are the laws on trees and hedges in NSW?

This can be a complex area with potentially the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW), the Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act 2006 (NSW), Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) or the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (NSW) applying.

Who is responsible for maintaining a hedge and tree?

With that in mind, the person who is responsible for maintaining the greenery is normally the person who owns the tree or hedge. Should the tree or hedge bear fruit that hangs into a neighbour’s garden, the neighbour cannot lawfully take the fruit or flowers subject to the Theft Act 1968.

Who can formally complain about an overgrown hedge or tree?

Who Can Formally Complain About an Overgrown Hedge or Tree? A complaint about overgrown trees and hedges can be made under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 by the owner or occupier of the property that is affected. This means that whether a landlord agrees or not, a tenant is eligible to make a formal complaint to the local council.

Are there any tree protection laws in Tasmania?

Tree protection in Tasmania is similar to NSW and WA, that is, it’s planning legislation (Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993) enables councils to establish Planning Schemes to control land use and vegetation.

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