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who is responsible if a tree falls from your neighbors property

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who is responsible if a tree falls from your neighbors property onto your electrical overhead service and knocks the power out? trying to understand who pays to get the power turned back on
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  lwpat replied 8 years ago.

Normally it is an act of God and your neighbor is not responsible but your homeowners insurance should be. However, if your neighbor had notice that the tree was dangerous and did not take care of the problem, then the neighbor is responsible.


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
ok that makes sense .. thank you
Expert:  lwpat replied 8 years ago.
You're welcome. The law usually makes sense but there are exceptions to every rule.