How do I get a neighbour to provide a written declaration

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by Keentolearn77, 23rd Nov, 2016.

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  1. Keentolearn77

    Keentolearn77 Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I am in need of getting a written declaration from a neighbour.

    My council have asked me to get a written declaration from my neighbour 'that they are aware of my application to remove a tree' which borders our fence lines.

    I have knocked on their door 10 times, and hand delivered 3 letters, all occassions no one is home, and they have failed to reply in writing by ph or by email....

    What do I do....
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    Do they actually live there?

    What do council say when you told them about this?
     
  3. Keentolearn77

    Keentolearn77 Well-Known Member

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    I think they do,
    awaiting council response
     
  4. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd give a statement to council that you've knocked ten times and hand delivered three letters and you may find they take that on board and give you permission. That's what I'd do anyway.
     
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  5. Marg4000

    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    Over what time frame have you tried to contact them?
    People do go away, often for months at a time.
    Are there lights on at night?
    Any sign of activity, lawn mowing etc?
    Have you talked to other nearby neighbours who may know what is happening?
    Marg
     
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  6. Paul@PFI

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    1. Registered Post
    2. Leave a reasonable period
    3. Advise council they did not object

    ? Contact Police. You live door to a drug lab.
     
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  7. Keentolearn77

    Keentolearn77 Well-Known Member

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    council are going to contact them on the basis that I have tried to relentlessly for past 6-8 weeks.
     
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