Landscaping/Real Estate

Landscaping question: What rights do I have as a home owner regarding my neighbors tree(s) growing onto my property?

Asked on June 26, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Virginia

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

In many states, a land owner has the right to cut away as much of the branches and roots that grow over or into his property from a neighbor's tree, as long as the tree is not destroyed.  Obviously, it makes sense to be very sure of where the property line is, and to allow some margin for error when cutting.

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