My deeded plans show that my neighbour's hedge encroaches upon my land by 6ft and for a length of 100ft.
I've sent him a polite letter asking him to remove the hedge to the correct boundary line and that I would go half towards all the costs.
Despite this, I anticipate a tussle even though the plans are clear and show no ambiguity.
Would I be able to dig up the hedge - carefully and without breaking the roots - and leave them on his garden behind the correct boundary line? Or does this constitute criminal damage?
There is no question of adverse possession, the hedge has been up 4 years only and previous to the hedge's existence there were no plans regarding the issue (I have a newly converted Barn and the land originally formed part of the Farmhouse - the deeds for the barn were drawn up before the hedge was planted).