Neighbours trees near french home are too large

My neighbours have several very large trees just over one metre from our property boundary, but they hang far over our property and block the view. I believe that we can ask them to trim back the tree – at least the part that overhangs our property – can you explain what we can do? M.T.

Yes, you can ask your neighbours – or you ask the owners of the land if the neighbours are tenants – to trim back such trees.

For trees planted within two metres of the boundary line – ...

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