What can be done if someone refuses to be neighbourly?


Britain has seen huge rise in number of people turning gardening as hobby since the beginning of the pandemic and lockdown last year. During this particular time of the year, with a rise in temperatures and sunny weather, people are heading out into their gardens to do some annual pruning.

For the most part, basic garden maintenance is rather straightforward; trim the hedges and shrubs, mow the lawn, and get the chairs out of the shed.

But what happens when a neighbour’s plant is growing across onto your property? And what can be done if a neighbour’s tree is blocking the light into your garden?

Simon Roberts, Senior Associate Solicitor from DAS Law, answers those important questions…

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About DAS Group

The DAS UK Group comprises an insurance company (DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Ltd), a law firm (DAS Law), and an after the event (ATE) legal expenses division.

DAS UK introduced legal expenses insurance (LEI) in 1975, protecting individuals and businesses against the unforeseen costs involved in a legal dispute. In 2018 it wrote more than seven million policies.

 The company offers a range of insurance and assistance add-on products suitable for landlords, homeowners, motorists, groups and business owners, while it’s after the event legal expenses insurance division offers civil litigation, clinical negligence and personal injury products. In 2013, DAS also acquired its own law firm – DAS Law – enabling it to leverage the firm’s expertise to provide its customers with access to legal advice and representation.

 DAS UK is part of the ERGO Group, one of Europe’s largest insurance groups (the majority shareholder in ERGO is Munich Re, one of the world’s largest reinsurers).