Disputes over high hedges

If you have a dispute with a neighbour about the height of a hedge, we have powers to intervene, but this should only be as a last resort after you've done everything possible to reach an agreement between yourselves. You will also be required to provide evidence of your attempts at a private resolution.

If you've tried to resolve the dispute yourself, and can answer 'yes' to all these questions, we'll consider your complaint:

  • is the hedge growing on land owned by your neighbour?
  • is it made up of a line of two or more trees or shrubs?
  • is it mostly evergreen or semi-evergreen?
  • is it more than two metres high?
  • does it block views or light, even though there might be gaps in the foliage?

The non-refundable charge for this service will be £400.

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