Russians who are in their suburban summer cottages have the full legal right to pluck fruits from “neighborly” trees, if they are planted behind a fence.
This was told to RIA Novosti by a State Duma deputy from United Russia, chairman of the Union of Summer Residents of the Moscow Region Nikita Chaplin.
He stressed that the trees planted behind the fence are not anyone’s property, as they are planted on the land of the municipality, which is in common use. That is why the Russians have the right to pick apples and other fruits from them.
“According to the law, the owner has no right to enclose or interfere with the use of this land. It turns out that even if you yourself planted cherries or raspberries behind the fence, then by law anyone can pick berries from trees, since this is no longer your land, ” – stated the deputy.
At the same time, he noted that according to the law, the owners of individual residential and garden houses are still required to monitor the territory adjacent to the fence, although formally it is not in their use.
It is the responsibility of the owner of the site to ensure that there is no cow parsnip in this area. For their part, summer residents can achieve the cutting down of neighboring trees if they cast a shadow on the site.
The parliamentarian added that each Russian subject has legislation at what distance trees can be planted to the borders of the neighboring plot.
In many regions, tall trees must be spaced at least four meters apart. In the event of conflicts, they must be resolved in court.