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- My neighbour cut my tree in Connecticut
- What happens if I cut my neighbour’s tree down in Connecticut?
- 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 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 Connecticut
On my neighbour’s property, he has a tree that hangs over my backyard. due to the rain, I can see the lean in recent days, I called the city and they said it is not their responsibility. It seems to be growing. I’m worried it can fall and hit my house or hurt someone if it’s going to happen, could I sue him?
my neighbour cut my tree and I need to know what happens It is a big hardwood tree. The city told me to ask a neighbour and go to court.
My tree branches overhang my property in Connecticut
Requests to remove overhanging trees must be made to the property owner or owners. If you do not know the names of your adjacent property owners, or an adjacent owner has moved, you may locate them by contacting your local town assessor’s office.
It appears that the tree trunk on my neighbour’s property is on my land, can I do anything about it? For trees growing on a boundary line, this situation often arises.
My neighbour damaged my tree on my property in Connecticut
The first step is for you to try and resolve the situation with your neighbour. In Connecticut, a landowner is not responsible for trimming or removing overhanging branches unless this was agreed to in a contract of sale. If a discussion with your neighbour does not bring results, you can file a complaint with the town police department or your town’s zoning officer.
You can sue your neighbour for damages to the tree, in small claims court. Your friend is liable for the replacement value of your tree, including the cost of rooting a new one, with a possible additional amount for damage to the aesthetic value of your landscaping.
My neighbour’s tree roots or branches damaged my property in Connecticut
Trees damage your property in Connecticut but only under very specific circumstances. If there is an actual or imminent threat of harm, you can cut roots, branches or limbs that are trespassing onto your property. In other instances, you may be able to sue for damages because of the tree’s encroachment.
Can my neighbour make me cut my tree?
In Connecticut, the tree is 100% yours even on the property line. Your neighbour cannot legally cut branches or make you cut your tree down unless it’s a danger to his/hers property.
As far as Connecticut Law is concerned, the trees that fall on my neighbour’s property are his / her problem. I would only be liable for the damage if I had cut down the tree with malicious intent.
How can I get my neighbour to cut his dead tree in Connecticut?
In Connecticut, there are provisions in the law that say if an owner of a house has a dead tree on their property and is within 50 feet of another property, they are required to have it inspected. If it is found defective, they are to remove or repair it. It is up to the neighbour to make the complaint and report the situation to the town.
If you are concerned that the remaining tree may collapse onto your property, which could cause damage to your property and/or injury to any number of people, you can contact your town tree warden directly. Explain your concern with the dead tree leaning on your property, and ask if he can have the tree removed.
What happens if I cut my neighbour’s tree down in Connecticut?
In Connecticut, if you cut your neighbour’s tree down, they can hold you liable for any damages the tree’s removal caused. Connecticut law allows a lack of care resulting in a neighbour’s tree crossing onto your property to be sued for trespass. The law also states that although you can sue your neighbour if a property line encroachment is made on your property by a tree trunk, if the encroachment is only with the branches it does not violate the trespass code.
If a tree is cut down on my property by a neighbour how much money should I receive in damages?
You need to consult an attorney for a precise answer, as the law varies widely from state to state, and there is a lot of grey area. As you can probably guess, the biggest issue will be whether or not the tree was in fact on your property when it was cut down. If it wasn’t the tree owner is completely off the hook. If it was they may have to pay you damages if they cut it down wholly through negligence or maliciously.
Legal fees are not part of the “damage” to the tree. They are separate recoverable costs. Most likely, to go after this neighbour for the maximum damages, you will need a lawyer and his research time/effort, correspondence time/effort, and hearings (if any) are all then chargeable to you at that hourly rate.
Usually, the tree is considered part of the real estate and you would receive the fair market value for it.