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Friday, 31 March 2017

Legal Gardening Boundaries


Breathing fresh life into the outside of your home is a great to way to unleash a new lease of life into the whole property, but when doing so you must do so legally. Surprisingly, there are a whole host of legal retirements when it comes to gardening and growing a garden on your property — a lot of them are in relation to how it affects the wider community and your neighbours.
 
For instance, you need planning permission for paving a garden if you are in fact interested in having paving placed in your garden. The need for these kinds of permissions have been put in place because of the impact these types of ventures can have on the wider community. For instance, the law was placed in the UK in 2007 because of the ways in which paved aware were seemingly contributing to the accumulation of water to such an extent where it was contributing to the floods that were plaguing the country at the time. Because of this, it is now illegal to pave more than five square meters if you have not paid prior consideration as to where where water would drain to in the result of a flood. And if you are successful in being granted the chance to continue with your paving venture, then you should seek as much professional assistance with it as possible so as to ensure that all the work is done not only to a good standard for yourself, but to a standard where it is legally acceptable, i.e. to a standard where it is smooth enough to walk upon without posing a danger to those that do. You should seek to find paving contractors near you so as to make sure that you are getting in experts that know not only how to set paving well and legally, but also how to set it to make it look the best it can look. In doing so, you are staying on the right side of the tracks, and you are enhancing your garden two-fold.

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Make sure your paving is legal

And there are a whole host of other garden laws, even some that refer to the nature found in it itself, that needed to be abided by. One of which is the situation of an overhanging branch. Simply, branches, that come from trees that grow from the ground in your plot, that overhang over your fence and into your neighbour’s airspace, constitute as trespassing on your part. This is why you should always make sure that you either keep the branches in your plot, or you converse with your neighbour and make them aware of the situation. You must also always remember that  they are lawfully entitled to deal with any branches that trespass in their airspace as they see fit, so if you see them chopping them, even though it is your tree, you are not legally entitled to claim anything from it as long as they make an effort to return the pieces they have chopped to you. And there are also laws that dictate on lawful entitlement and ownership. For instance, a tree belongs to the owner of the plot in which it grows from the ground in, and so does all of the produce that falls from it. Therefore, it is illegal to take, say, an apple that has fallen from your neighbour’s apple tree, even if it has fallen into your garden.

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Overhanging branches
You can make your garden a relaxing haven, and relax in it knowing that every piece of work you’ve done it is keeping you on the right side of the law.

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