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I am a little confused as to how you could miss two large trees that were dead when you had viewed the property?
That is my point... the owner has a legal duty to disclose defects about the house, not any of the surrounding foliage or trees on the land. It is up to the buyer to walk around the lot that they are buying and fully inspect it to see if there are issues that need to be negotiated in the contract before they sign it.
So unfortunately, the owner doesn't have a duty to disclose things like this, if they even knew about them, and it would have been something that should be been discovered by you and negotiated with the seller for them to take them down as part of your contract..
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