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RE: Ownership of Devon hedges

Subject: RE: Ownership of Devon hedges
From: Baker, Rupert
Date: Feb 12 2001 10:16:01
Dear Chris,
        Here's my understanding - for what it's worth.  The ownership of the
hedge will be according to the deeds; and if noindication is given, then we
generally assume either a) that its 50-50, to the middle - or b), if on a
slope, that it is the responsibility of the owner whose land it is retaining
- as per party walls act etc.  this latter would only apply if there is
considerable arrishing - ie the land one side is higher than on the downhill
side.  As to maintenance, its standard common law - each party maintains
his/her side, and the top is the responsibility of the owner.  Not a lot of
use, but there its is - oh and the deeds are almost invariably silent on
such matters.
Best wishes Rupert

        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Chris Hastie [SMTP:c.hastie@xxxxxxxxx.co.uk]
        Sent:   08 February 2001 18:57
        To:     UK Tree Care
        Subject:        Ownership of Devon hedges

        Does anyone know of any commonly accepted principle or legal
precedent
        for ascertaining who owns a Devon hedge if no indication is given on
the
        deeds?
        -- 
        Chris Hastie


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