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03/09/18

Laura Southgate writes in the Sunday Times – 26 August 2018

Laura Southgate, a partner in our real estate dispute resolution team, was featured in the Sunday Times on 26 August 2018.   Laura responded to a reader’s question on his options for dealing with ivy planted by a neighbour potentially causing damage to the wall of his side extension.  Laura suggested that, in the first instance, he establish by way of a building surveyor’s report whether or not damage is actually being caused. Following this she recommended the reader write to his neighbour asking for access to remove the ivy, or for his neighbour to remove it.  If that failed, there are legal procedures that he could consider using either to secure access to his neighbour’s property or to force his neighbour to remove the ivy.