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Two big brances of my neighbor’s tree fell on my property. Who pays for the cleanup?
Asked on June 15, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Maryland
J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
Neighbors have a duty not to trespass on adjoining property, and this could include overhanging tree branches. However, this type of case can be expensive to bring to court in relation to the amount of harm done. It may be difficult to be successful in court unless you can show a good reason why the tree branches are harming you or your property.
If the damage the branches causes is severe and will be expensive to repair than I would advise contacting a local attorney who can help you decide how to proceed. They will explain the cost of proceedings as well as the possibility you will prevail and what you will win. At that point together you can decide whether or not to proceed
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