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Problem with neighbor after hurricane. Tree in her yard

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Hi! Problem with neighbor after hurricane. Tree in her yard falling down, root structure on my side of the fence. Currently having pavers put in. Neighbor said no money to take tree down. Unable to reach her after storm went ahead with pavers. If I cut roots tree will go down in her backyard. She wont let me take tree out says she has someone coming in february. What can I do? Am I liable if I cut roots and it falls?

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Had city inspector send letter

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Just my liability - I've spent 1100.00 since owning this house to cut trees from her yard that were damaging my house. Offered to pay for tree removal so I can finish my backyard

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So to be clear part of the root system encroaches upon your property?

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Some root structure on my side whole tree and roots on her side.
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