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Trees caving in my back fence

Reported via mobile in the Tree Requires Pruning category anonymously at 12:18, Wednesday 7 June 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4642501.

This will be my second report your first response was not your responsibility private land if you do not own this land why did the council offer the right to buy this piece of land behibd the fence to me years ago and two the council cut the grass in the area behind the houses.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:19, Wednesday 7 June 2023

  • To help us action and resolve this issue please could further information be provided as comments to this report. For example information such as a house number or street light column number can greatly help us to correctly identify the location while further details such as the nature and scale of an issue (especially dumped rubbish) assists us co-ordinating an appropriate response.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:30, Friday 9 June 2023

  • Thank you for your report. Please provide exact location as the pin drop does not always accurate. NLM. 09/06/2023

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:31, Friday 9 June 2023

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:48, Friday 9 June 2023

  • Thank you for your enquiry. According to our records neither the trees nor the land which they stand on are the responsibility of Bromley council. In order to find out who owns the land on which the tree in question stands, I suggest you contact Croydon Land Registry on 020 8781 9100.

    State changed to: third party responsibility

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:33, Monday 3 July 2023

  • Bromley Council are not responsible for maintaining private trees. Further information on your rights and options for dealing with overhanging trees from neighbouring private land can be found at the Citizen's Advice website: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:33, Monday 3 July 2023

  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:41, Monday 3 July 2023

  • Bromley Council are not responsible for maintaining private trees. Further information on your rights and options for dealing with overhanging trees from neighbouring private land can be found at the Citizen's Advice website: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk

    State changed to: third party responsibility

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:47, Monday 3 July 2023

  • Thank you for your enquiry. According to our records neither the trees nor the land which they stand on are the responsibility of Bromley council and is classified as unregistered land by Land Registry. Under common law you have a right to cut back if you desire any branches that infringe on your air space so that repairs can be effectuated (at your own expense) to your boundary fence.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:53, Monday 3 July 2023

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