Quick Answer: Does My Neighbour Have A Right To Light?

What is the 45 degree rule?

THE 45 DEGREE-CODE (Non-Terraced Property) To comply with the 45 degree code, First Floor extensions shall be designed so as not to cross the 45 degree line from an adjoining neighbour’s nearest window which lights a habitable room or kitchen..

Can I ask my Neighbour to cut his trees?

You have a common law right to prune back parts of a tree or hedge growing over the boundary into your property (subject to any legal restrictions being overcome first such as Tree Preservation Orders or conservation areas) but you cannot compel the owner of the trees or hedge to carry out this work or pay for it.

There is no legislation relating to the height of trees and nothing the council can do to enforce a reduction in the height of a neighbour’s tall tree.

Can you force a neighbor to cut down a tree?

And, since this case isn’t about a tree that’s posing harm or impeding on their property at all, the neighbor cannot force Phyllis to cut it down. … Homeowners must inspect trees and ensure their trees are safe. Homeowners can be held liable if they fail to remove a dangerous tree and it causes damages.

Can my Neighbour cut the top of my hedge?

If you own the tree or hedge Your neighbour can cut any branches that are overhanging into their garden as long as they only remove the bits on their side of the boundary. If they want you to cut your tree or hedge just because they don’t like the way it looks, it’s up to you whether you do the work.

Can you build up to your boundary?

Permitted development rules allow boundary walls and fences to be erected up to two metres, so it may be permissible that the extension is two metres high at the boundary wall, with the roof sloping up to the existing house, similar to the example pictured below.

As a property owner, one can acquire a legal right to a certain amount of light. In anyones home, just over half the room should be lit by natural light. In general terms, the minimum amount of light is equivalent to the light from one candle, one foot away.

How do you kill a tree without anyone knowing?

To do this undetected you would need to hammer the nails into the roots, remove a piece of bark and hammer nails and glue the bark back to the tree or build a tree fort or attach a sign to the tree using copper nails instead of steel.

What to do if a Neighbour’s tree is affecting you?

If your neighbor’s tree is encroaching on your property, attempt to resolve the problem with a friendly conversation. If that fails, you may have to contact the local government or take your neighbor to court to address the issue.

How do I block out my Neighbours view?

Although fences and brick walls can do the trick, adding an extra divider, screen or plant barrier can block your neighbor’s two-story view for good. To create your secret retreat, freestanding privacy screens, wood slat partitions and partially enclosed pergolas are effective (and nice to look at).

Can I legally paint my side of Neighbours fence?

If you want to change anything about a fence that legally belongs to your neighbour, you should ask their permission first – even if you’re only painting or staining your side of the fence.

Can I throw my Neighbours branches back?

Ironically, even though the branches belong to your neighbour, you cannot simply throw them back over his fence. That could be deemed to be fly tipping of garden waste. Advise your neighbour that you intend to burn them or take them to a recycling centre.

Can you force a Neighbour to cut down a tree?

You cannot force your neighbour to remove overhanging branches or fallen leaves on your property. However if these cause excessive damage, you can sue them for the cost of repair.

How do you stop a pine tree from growing taller?

To prune your pine trees, simply pinch back the new growth, called candles, seen in the spring. It’s best to do this by hand. If you use pruning shears to cut the new growth, you could end up cutting into the needles of the trees, leaving them to turn brown.

Can a Neighbour attach things to my fence?

Can my neighbour attach or nail things to my fence? The short answer to this question is, of course, “no”. If you own the fence and you have not granted your neighbour permission to do so, they are not allowed to attach or nail things to your fence.

Can a Neighbour object to permitted development?

No-one can object to an extension built under PD. Yes they can. If they don’t think the development is lawful, then they can object to that effect.

What happens if a Neighbour objects to planning?

What happens if I do require planning permission? If you apply for planning permission, a letter will be sent to the adjoining neighbours and a notice will go up outside which will give the public a chance to make comments (objection or support) if they feel they are somehow affected by the proposed design.

Is right to light a planning issue?

A right to light is a civil matter and is separate from daylight and sunlight as considered by Local Planning Authorities. Rights of light must therefore be considered even if the planning permission has been granted.

What happens if my Neighbour ignores the Party Wall Act?

If your neighbour has completed their work without serving notice they are by no means off the hook. They will still have a duty of care under common law to put right any damage that their works cause.

Do I need my Neighbours permission to build an extension?

Extensions are also subject to similar regulations, and again if your neighbours planned work falls within the guidelines there is no legal need for him or her to ask your permission or seek planning permission.

Can a Neighbour block your view?

Generally, homeowners have no right to a view (or light or air), unless it has been granted in writing by a local ordinance or subdivision rule. The exception to this general rule is that someone may not deliberately and maliciously block another’s view with a structure that has no reasonable use to the owner.