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My neighbor's tree fell on to my property but did no damage,

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My neighbor's tree fell on to my property but did no damage, but it did obscure my driveway. Who pays to remove the tree
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney who will try my very best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I research statutes or ordinances and type out an answer or reply, but rest assured, I am working on your question..Can you tell me the circumstances about when the tree fell?.Was it during a storm or high winds?.Was the tree dead or obviously dying prior to falling?..thanksBarrister
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was during a period of high winds. I had no knowledge of whether the tree was dying prior to the fall
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 year ago.
Ok, in a situation like this, if the tree was not dead or obviously dying so as to put the neighbor on notice that the tree was dangerous, then this is a situation where this is legally considered an "Act of God" and both parties bear their own costs of the damage and removal. .So you would bear the cost of removing the tree up to the property line on your property and the neighbor would clean up the rest on his property...thanksBarrister