Notice to prune hedges




Condominium life can sometimes be difficult, especially when dealing with irresponsible and individualistic people. Neighbourhood conflicts are recurrent and often take on considerable proportions. In order not to reach the law of the strongest, these conflicts can in any case be settled amicably. To do this, you must send a letter directly to your neighbour obliging him to trim his hedges to the legal height. Either the minimum and maximum heights are provided for by a co-ownership regulation or, failing that, Articles 671 and 672 of the Civil Code apply (see above). If you do not depend on a subdivision bylaw, you must check with the departments concerned: Town Hall, Town Planning Services or Chamber of Agriculture if there are no regulations or local practices in force. In the absence of local regulations or usage: a minimum distance of 0.50 m, from the separating limit for plantations (called low stems) not exceeding 2m. a minimum distance of 2 m from the separating line for trees (known as high stem trees) intended to exceed 2 m in height. The distance is measured from the middle of the tree trunk. The height is measured from the ground level where the tree is planted to the tip. Art. 671 Civil Code: It is only permitted to have trees, shrubs and shrubs near the boundary of the neighbouring property at the distance prescribed by the specific regulations currently in force, or by constant and recognized uses, and in the absence of regulations and uses, only at the distance of two metres from the dividing line between the two heritages for plantations whose height exceeds two metres, and at the distance of half a metre for Trees, shrubs and bushes of any species may be planted as espaliers on either side of the dividing wall, without any distance being observed, but they may not extend beyond the crest of the wall. If the wall is not attached, the owner alone has the right to support the espaliers. Article. 672 of the Civil Code: The neighbour may require that the trees, shrubs and bushes, planted at a distance less than the legal distance, be uprooted or reduced to the height determined in the preceding article, unless there is a title, destination of the father of the family or thirty-year-old prescription. If trees die, or if they are cut or uprooted, they can only be replaced by observing legal distances. ATTENTION: these requests can only be made by an owner or his usufructuary In the absence of local decrees, the rules of the Civil Code must be applied.


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