‘Heartbroken’ gran devastated as tree adorning family garden for 26 years is hacked down

She was stunned when, she says, she was then told she would be responsible for cleaning up the damage, as tenants are responsible for those particular maintenance costs.

Ms Yates claims that a £440 bill for the garden clean-up has left her in a difficult situation financially as a single mother.

Ms Yates said: “They’ve not taken any responsibility. The most they said they would do was to come and plant some new grass seeds.

“I had to pay £440 out of my own pocket to get the garden beds and privets sorted out, because I couldn’t bear to have it in such a mess.

“I was told to get a quote for getting the stump removed, as it had just been left and not removed properly, but that they wouldn’t pay it.

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