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- My neighbour cut my tree in Alaska
- What happens if I cut my neighbour’s tree down in Alaska?
- If a tree is cut down on my property by a neighbour how much money should I receive in damages?
- If your property was damaged click here to see if you might have a case.
If you are in Alaska and your neighbour cuts down your tree, you can sue them but the court will award damages to the neighbour in most instances.
If your neighbour cut down your tree and damaged your fence line in any way, he may be legally obligated to pay restitution. This means that he may need to repair your fence line at his own expense and compensate you for any financial losses that you suffered.
You may be able to recover compensation for your tree through an action for damages or by filing a criminal complaint against your neighbour.
My neighbour cut my tree in Alaska
What do you do when a neighbour cuts down your tree in Alaska? Certified arborist Alden Gibson tells us what’s normal, and what’s legal and offers advice on how to deal with upset neighbours.
My tree branches overhang my property in Alaska
I want to trim the tree branches that overhang my property. In Alaska, we have a Five Foot Rule that the owner of a tree could trim the overhanging branches up to five feet. However, it seems they take their tree with them since I don’t see them anymore.
My neighbour damaged my tree on my property in Alaska
Any time you cause damage to another entity, whether it be a person or a property owner, you are liable for damages. This is called “tort liability.” A tort is simply a legal wrong that someone commits against another, resulting in harm. Common personal injury torts include car accidents, slip and fall cases, assault and battery, and product liability claims. Tort law is meant to test the legal boundaries of what can happen when a wrongdoer causes a loss to another.
My neighbour’s tree roots or branches damaged my property in Alaska
Tree roots or branches in Alaska have almost no rules governing their encroachment onto your property or damage to it. You are not allowed to cut off those roots or branches. This is an area where the law and good neighbourliness come into conflict.
In Alaska, a property owner has no liability for damage caused by tree roots or branches coming over the fence line. However, a neighbour is liable for willful acts of destruction that harm another’s property.
Can my neighbour make me cut my tree?
Neighbour trees can be a great source of privacy. They can also be a pain if you find damage to your property from overhanging branches or invasive tree roots. In the state of Alaska, your neighbour is responsible for the cost of replacing and repairing any damage that their trees may cause.
There are several reasons that one of your neighbours can make you cut your tree in Alaska. Before we go into that, it is important to make sure that you actually own the tree. If you do not own the tree, then the person who owns it has every right to tell you to cut it down.
How can I get my neighbour to cut his dead tree in Alaska?
Yes, you can ask your neighbour to cut the tree down. It is a very serious matter, so you should put him on notice and let him/her know that if they do not cut the tree down, you will have it done and bill them for the cost.
If it looks like it is threatening to damage your property, the neighbour’s liability insurance would probably cover it if it is fully dead and rots. You may be able to convince him that he has something to lose along with his pride. I’d recommend calling the insurance company providing evidence and asking their opinion. You have a strong position here since you will avoid litigation
What happens if I cut my neighbour’s tree down in Alaska?
If you cut your neighbour’s tree down in Alaska, you may face consequences from several parties. Alaska is a timber-producing state and contains many environmental regulations protecting trees. There may also be litigation from your neighbours.
Small claims court; the police are unlikely to help. There are a lot of details missing, but if you cut down a tree on your property that happens to be growing on your property, then you can. If you cut down a tree growing on someone else’s property, then you may NOT.
If a tree is cut down on my property by a neighbour how much money should I receive in damages?
If a tree is cut down on my property by a neighbour how much money should I receive in damages in Alaska? Under Alaskan law, you may have the ability to recover the costs incurred from your neighbour \’s tree. In order to do this, you will need to prove that your neighbour was negligent. To prove negligence, you must show that your neighbour knew the tree presented a danger or should have known that the tree could damage your property. If it can be proven that there was negligence, you are entitled to both economic and non-economic damages..
Usually, the tree is considered part of the real estate and you would receive the fair market value for it.