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If a tree on your property is blown over on to a neibours property

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If a tree on your property is blown over on to a neibours property who is responsible for removing it?

christhelawyer : HiWelcome to JustAnswer. My first response will follow shortly. Please feel free to follow up if anything is not clear
christhelawyer : The owner of the tree would normally take responsibility for this, but where this has happened because of the severe weather, then it really becomes a joint responsibility.
christhelawyer : the reason for this is that if something on your land falls or is moved on to a neighbour, where you should have prevented this, then you are liable. But where there is an act of God, such as bad weather, then sharing is the answer.
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