HOMES When one door closes...
Your home’s entrance is important on a practical and aesthetic level. VINNY HIRANI from Wickes offers some expert advice on both
order to close it permanently, and depending on how long this situation has existed, your new neighbours may be able to insist that it should remain open.
You need to take your title deeds to a solicitor.
ROOT OF PROBLEM
MY house is only 10ft from the road. I am sure the roots of the trees along the pavement are causing cracks to appear in the front of my property. Is there anything I can do? IF the trees are growing from the public pavement they are likely to be the local authority’s responsibility.
In that case it may be possible to claim damages from the council and obtain an order from the court to have the trees removed, although they will normally be liable for the damage to your property only if they were aware of the problem.
If you have buildings insurance you should contact your insurers and let them deal with the claim; alternatively ask the highways department to come up with proposals to deal with the problem.
Call SAS Daniels LLP Solicitors on 0161 475 7676 or 01625 442 100. Visit www.sasdaniels. co.uk
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