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I has a branch of a tree fall on my home in April this year.

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I has a branch of a tree fall on my home in April this year. Since then I have been trying to get the tree removed. I have been told that I need an electrician to organize the dropping of my power line (the tree is big -60 foot- and on my front yard) I and the tree lopper have attempted to organize numerous electricians to no avail. No electrical work needs to be done. The system was upgraded when the insurance company did repairs. I worry every time the wind blows. This is not a way to live. But it seems impossible to organize a truck to come out to my home, drop the line to my house and later reconnect the power when the work is done.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the truck?

I am in Victoria, the tree is a liquid amber, over 60 years old

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

I have had 2 Permit to work Inspection reports. The latest electrician said that their was a defect notice issued but that was rectified when the insurance work was done in May. The electrician was contacted through thee tree lopper and has not made progress - or contact since then

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I cant think of anything except the tree is affecting my life - I check the front yard for fallen branches when returning home after wind, and I am reluctant to have overnight guests as a branch - or the tree may fall on them

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Did you contact the local council in relation to the tree. If the tree branch is from council or neighbors land, you may be able to raise a damages claim for your loss.

Would you like to consider this option ?

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