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Trees on boundary

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in House Buying, Renting & Selling
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  • I'd feel very cynical about whether this "green space holding company" might try and charge people some sort of fees somewhere along the line. After all - what's in it for them having these green spaces?

    So - I'd want the paperwork checked clearly to make sure that nothing at all was mentioned in it that gave them any rights to start charging fees at some future point. That wouldn't necessarily prevent them doing a try-on to get and some money - but it would be possible to turn round and say "Nowt in my paperwork says you can. So take a running jump".
  • Hillwalker11Hillwalker11 Forumite
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    Be very careful if these trees are removed. If they are close to the house they need removing in stages, not cut down to the roots or removed in one go. This can cause heave which is the opposite to subsidence but just as costly to deal with. A good tree surgeon would advise accordingly.
  • LMS123LMS123 Forumite
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    I think my daughter and son-in-law are letting their hearts rule their heads. I suggested they get a mortgage tree survey but it was met with silence.
    As for the land management company, another house on the development is in the process of being sold. It also has a similar border owned by the land management company and the present owners have an option from this company to buy the land from them for £3000. There are obvious pros and cons to that.
    I will be talking to my daughter later today and put my thoughts again. After that I will keep quiet! I can only sow the seed and hope they don't water it with weedkiller (that should be put on the trees).
  • LMS123LMS123 Forumite
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    Thanks Hillwalker. I agree with that. If they are removed slowly over a number of years there will be less chance of "heave". I think they would have to liase with the land management company to sort it out.If they go ahead with the purchase it is an option.
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    Davesnave wrote: »

    Our vendor told us the elm hedge we now own and preserve was specially protected because of its relative rarity, but that turned out not to be true.


    Our hawthorn hedge (150' along one side of our boundary) is protected under public amenity. It was mentioned when the previous owner got planning permission to extend to the side.
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    LMS123 wrote: »
    I think my daughter and son-in-law are letting their hearts rule their heads. I suggested they get a mortgage tree survey but it was met with silence.
    As for the land management company, another house on the development is in the process of being sold. It also has a similar border owned by the land management company and the present owners have an option from this company to buy the land from them for £3000. There are obvious pros and cons to that.
    There can only be pros long-term, assuming that there is no TPO, but the home owners would have to factor-in the cost of removal, probably staged, so the cost could be quite significant.
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  • Could it be one of those set-ups on new builds where one has to buy whatever-it-is rather fast (in this case pay £3,000 for a bit of land one would expect to be Council) - so that the company that "owns" this land doesnt have the chance to go "Woah - a year or two have passed and we've just put the price of it up".:cool:
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