Legal Issues

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Legal Issues

In this Section you will find answers to popular questions we receive regarding a variety of legal issues.

To find a particular subject, just click on the appropriate letter below.

Please Note: This information is provided without any acceptance of legal liability on the part of the Council or its officers.

  • Playing football

    This article gives details of how the law deals with playing football and other games in the street.

  • Picture of a Tree

    Trees

    The Council has legislation to deal with dangerous trees on your neighbour's property. If you believe a tree to be in a dangerous condition please contact the Community Services Department.

  • Leasehold Problems

    The Council does not provide advice on the law affecting residential long leasehold property and Commonhold.

  • Municipal History - Previous Authorities

    Rother District Council came into being on 1 April 1974, consequent upon a general reorganisation of Local Government in England and Wales (excluding London) under the Local Government Act 1972.

  • Noise

    This page explains how to deal with a Noise Nuisance.

  • Harassment

    The law protects people living in residential property against harassment and illegal eviction.

  • High hedges

    More information and guidance on hedges can be found within this section.

  • Bonfires

    Bonfires may be fun, but they are not the most environmentally friendly way of getting rid of your rubbish. They cause pollution and local nuisance.

  • Devonshire Square

    In this section you will find byelaws relating to Devonshire Square, Bexhill-on-Sea.

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