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Recently DMB Solutions was approached by one of our previous clients from Clifton Terrace Brighton about the rights that his neighbour had with regards to an ivy bush which was growing onto our clients' land.

Our clients wanted to know their rights and essentially what the best course of action would be. We always encourage that all of our clients resolve disputes or discrepancies through amicable means. To start issuing court issued injunction of works notices and surveyors documents can only inflame any relationship between neighbours.

By rights our client could cut back the ivy bush, issue an invoice for any works required to cut the ivy bush back and throw back over onto the neighbours side the cut back ivy. This would be a very strong and not nessarily positive move by our client. Our advice, after explaining the position, was to create positive contact with the neighbour via a hand written letter or well timed telephone call. Explain the problems that the ivy was creating and see if a resolution could be reached. Either put an agreement in place that the ivy bush should be cut back regularly by the neighbour and kept tidy or remove the ivy bush entirely, it is a weed after all !

DMB Solutions are happy to report that an agreement was put in place between our client and their neighbour which demonstrates that the neighbour will keep the ivy bush cut back and tidy. In the mean time the neighbour offered to pay for a gardener to cut the ivy bush back on our clients' side of the fence and repair any damage caused. Due to the sensibility of reason the situation remained focused about the problem in hand and did not land in the hand of solicitors and further more the courts.

DMB Solutions' advice - always be reasonable and fair in your approach. Empathy goes along way.


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