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Re: Ownership of Devon hedges

Subject: Re: Ownership of Devon hedges
From: Bill Kowalczyk
Date: Feb 14 2001 09:58:18
With regard to ditches and hedges it is my understanding that you set about
digging the ditch on your own land and throw the spoil also onto your own
land.  As a consequence, hedges are often well within the boundary of a
property if there is also a ditch.

On another thread, I have always been under the impression (and I don't know
where it came from) that a hedge planted on YOUR property, i.e. your side of
the boundary, was YOUR responsibility, and YOURS alone.

For sure, the neighbour has the 'right' to cut back to the boundary but is
not obliged to, the responsibility for its maintenance falls to the owner.
Logically then, the hedge owner should have to cut both sides and the tops.

As to whether the neighbour can reclaim costs for doing his/her side...
...time to call Charles Mynors.

We could do with this one sorting out!

Regards,

Bill





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