Neighbors tree fell in my yard.

Who is resonsible for removing the tree?

Asked on September 23, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Massachusetts


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It depends why the tree fell. If it was due to the fact that it was dead or dying, then your neighbor bears the responsibiltiy for its removal, or at least for the cost of removal. If, however, if fell due to an "Act of God" (i.e. due to a hurrricane or similar bad weather or othe natural cause), then its your responsibility. 

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