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hm...whats up with our neighbours???
Ok, coming back from work and see this big pile of cut rosebushes just laying there. See some gardeners in my neighbours yard and ask them why they throw all the rubbish into my yard. They answer its the cut off from our bushes growing above the fence, so they wanted it cut down. OK, is it really ok for them to 1. cut it off, and 2. throw it back to our yard??? I`m confused (on my daughters account, she is not back from work )
If it's growing over the fence from your property the neighbor is entitled to prune them back from their side and give you the rubbish back.Not a very neighborly thing to do as opposed to disposing of it themselves though.
were they just growing ABOVE the fence, but not OVER into their yard?
if so...I'd be rather annoyed, and dumping it in your yard seems extremely unprofessional...someones boss would be getting a letter from me! (I get really sick of tradies/service people leaving their crap everywhere when they're PAID)
- 22-Sep-11, 12:40 PM #4
That sucks. Neighbours can be pains.
Our neighbour once called and yelled until we came outside to see what was up. Turns out a forked twig (about 40cm long) from a tree in our yard fell onto the fence. It wasn't in their yard or anything, just chilling on the fence and he cracked a big nah-nah about it. We had to grab it from the fence. He easily could have just pushed it off the fence into out yard. It just ended up in the garden that was beside the fence anyway.
If they're growing over the fence into their yard they can trim them. It's a trespass to property. If they're just above the fence line, but still on your side, I would probably have a go at the gardeners for trimming them.
just growing above the fence from what I can see. They guy just came over and asked us to remove a 4 meter tall frangipani tree as well, it`s on our side, but he said the roots are pushing the fence, I can`t see the fence has moved a bit though. Well, I believe this is a fight for hubby, they are neighbours and I dont really wanna fight them
sounds like they have a real love for nature and beautiful plants...it's not like you have a giant weed bush growing in the yard...it's a beautiful tree. I also highly doubt it's doing any damage.
Yeah, I'd be sending hubby over right after getting him all worked up!
My parents have a lady who does a similar thing we used to have mulberry trees she told dad she was going to cut them back to the fence line. we come home to find 2 stumps a foot tall. they basically cut the trees down they wont grow gain. Second time the cust down some bamboo dad had growing which was not in her yard and nowhere near going over the fence line. for years she's done this and my parents have got to the point now they don't bother saying anything as it neve acchieves anything. i myself refer to her as the dragon lady as she used to kill possums and poisoned my cat with ratsack. she has been in trouble with the rspca before but i find a bit of oldschool justice works better than a fine. just dont react straight away and make sure if you do do anything about it that you keep yourself out of trouble.
- 22-Sep-11, 04:37 PM #9
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Dump the rubbish right back into their yard scattered around the place... and tell them the wind did it"Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted" - John Lennon
How tall is your fence? If it is only a small one, build it right up with some lattice or wire and grow something quite dense on it - or have a lattice like trellis built right inside your fence line and grow a densely growing vine on it. As far as I am aware, if it is inside your fence line, your neighbours have no rights to do anything other than ask you to trim it. If it were me, i'd be doing a midnight run through their garden....Collecting skulls does not make me weird. My tweezer obsession does.
[9:33:25] Australis: ...... ill pull out a rare "sorry"... to jen.
I don't want to be chaste, I want to be pursued.
nothing that some snake poo in their letter box/under the cars door handles wont fix, lol,....Some people are like slinkys, not really good fro anything, but still bring a smile to ur face when u push them down a flight of stairs,....
I just had a look on the internet as our council did have guidelines for how over hanging branches etc should be handled between neighbours. This has all been taken down off their website and all I could find was reference to the law of nusance. So essentially if they want to prune anything on their side they can and can claim the cost of that. However they have to discuss the cost of this with you first they cant just say...you owe me $$. Also anything pruned from their side of the property that comes from your trees belongs to you. They are supposed to neatly return the branches to you so you can do with them what you want. They are not supposed to just throw them in your side of the property. However saying that there is no legislation to protect you other than the law of nusance. And you have to go to a solicitor to take legal action which financially isnt worth it which really sucks big time.
I was interested in knowing about this thats why I looked it up because every 12 months to 2 years we have to prune back a tree on the fence line from one of our neighbours. It is a real pain. We dont speak to our neighbours and I dont want to start so we usually just pay for it all to be removed. I am however going to have a lattice high fence put in as part of our landscaping and I am intending to grow a nice vigorous climber up it....they can have the joy of cutting it back when it is established and I hope it works its way into the tree and creates a whole lot of work for them.... and I dont want them giving me the prunings back....so I guess it is tit for tat...
They cant make you remove any tree on your property.
Councils used to get a lot more involved in all these things and it seems they have washed their hands of it all....makes me wonder just what our rates pay for.
PLUS it means you really are on your own when it comes to this stuff and it isnt fair especially when it leaves you having to PAY solicitors big money to defend yourself about neighbours being unreasonable. Which means unless something gets completely out of control there isnt anything you can do about it.
I guess you coud write them a letter letting them know that you dont appreciate them throwing all the branches in your property and that if it happens aagain you will go legal or whatever....
The problem with poo in he letterbox is...well it would feel good to do it but if they are feral it might meak them do worse back and start a lovely tit for tat between you which you dont want especially if escalates.
Of course another approach is to become romantically involved with a solicitor.....now theres a plan....hi hunnie..I love you..by the way.......theres a small matter of my nighbours I need you to deal with lol
Oh the joy of neighbours......
here is the link i got the info from
Chapter 14. FENCES AND TREES
Last edited by Fantazmic; 24-Sep-11 at 09:10 PM.
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