Jul 22, 2020 11:43 pm
Our neighbouring building has just completed their landscaping today. We are built to boundary. When I got home I’ve noticed they’ve put three trees up against our wall on the boundary side, they’re currently not very tall but I’m afraid they will grow and can cause foundation damage? Photos below.. would we have a leg to stand on with the neighbouring property to request they be removed? I believe it is still under ownership of the builder (it is a spec home).
Re: Trees too close to house?2
Jul 24, 2020 12:51 am
first identify the plants...take the photo and a leaf sample if possible to a nursery to find out what they are..you may find that they're only a small shrub without potential to cause any long term damage, then ask advice from local Council..even if they are only shrubs how do they expect you to maintain the external wall of your property and then ask the builder in writing to install a root guard along the boundary or have the plants removed asap
Re: Trees too close to house?3
Jul 26, 2020 8:22 pm
Also, another thing to keep an eye on is that they don't cover your termite line with garden mulch.
Re: Trees too close to house?4
Jul 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Thanks for your replies. I have contacted the builder and they have said they have passed this onto their landscaper to advise if this will be an issue.
Thanks Dan. I have already checked this as we were informed about the termite line and the role it plays luckily they have not covered it
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