As the weather warms up, many of us will look forward to spending more time in our gardens.
But it turns out there are a few laws you could be breaking in your backyard without even realizing it, and your neighbors might hate you for it.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, BPP University Law School revealed exactly what to avoid if you don’t want to get in trouble and your neighbors end up hating you.
If your neighbor has trees or plants with branches that reach into your yard, it’s probably best to talk to them before you chop them down.
While they might be a nuisance, you can’t cut them down unless the tree itself is in your yard, experts warned.
That means you can “cut branches up to your property line — that’s essentially where your yard ends and your neighbors’ begins.”
Even if this is not the case, your neighbors may ask for fruit that has fallen from their tree into your yard.
But don’t just toss the fallen fruit back into your garden, as that could be considered litter, the pros said.
Instead, the best way to return fruit to them is to knock on their door and give it back to them – if they don’t want it back, it’s yours.
If you have a green thumb and are planning to plant a tree or two this spring, it’s a good idea to check the tree’s location first.
The experts stated, “If your neighbor has had natural light through a window for 20 years or more, you may not block it under the Right to Light Act.”
There are many other plants that you can add to your garden in your fences and flower beds that won’t get you into trouble.
Ask a neighbor to clean their sheets
As annoying as it may be, you have to remove all the leaves from your neighbor’s trees in your yard yourself.
If you want to remove them in time for spring and summer, you’ll have to do the job yourself with a rake or leaf blower.
Just like fruit, your neighbors can reclaim fallen flowers if they wish.
If you want your garden to be bright and beautiful, it’s best to plant your own blooms instead of snagging your neighbor’s.
Trying to resolve land disputes on their own
If there’s anything a raft between neighbors does, it’s probably this – and it’s easy to see why,
So if you suspect that the fence next door is on your property or can’t figure out the property lines, it’s best to leave this to the experts.
“Unfortunately, as the boundaries can shift over the years, this type of confusion can usually only be resolved by contacting HM Land Registry,” the experts clarified.
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