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Pruning trees at rented property

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ILookAtLifeFromBothSidesNow Tue 07-Mar-17 10:49:17

My DM has moved into a rented property and would love to prune a tree which overhangs where she would like to put a table and chairs.

It isn't subject to a preservation order and not does she live in a conservation area.

Is she entitled as a tenant to prune the tree slightly or does she need her landlords permission?

Thanks in advance.

Allthebestnamesareused Tue 07-Mar-17 12:58:00

It may state in her tenancy agreement that she is supposed to maintain the garden. If it does, then she will be able to prune.

If it doesn't as a landlord I would be very happy if tenant wanted to do the gardening including pruning.

Allthebestnamesareused Tue 07-Mar-17 12:58:53

If the tree is actually in the neighbour's garden but just overhangs she is supposed to offer the cuttings to the neighbour before just disposing of them.

ILookAtLifeFromBothSidesNow Tue 07-Mar-17 14:19:28

@Allthebestnamesareused , thank you. The tree is in her own garden, not the neighbours

specialsubject Tue 07-Mar-17 14:31:28

She could always contact the landlord - he may even get it done for her.

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