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What are the best steps to take when a neighbour's tree is split and a branch is hanging over your property?
My neighbours tree has split in the wind and there is now a massive branch that looks like it may come down in my garden. He’s a landlord and I know he won’t do anything about it. He can I best proceed to ensure I am not liable if and when it falls down and breaks my fence’:climbing frame?

Arthur Schmalz

6th April 2022

Top Answer
NQ, anything overhangs into your property, you have the right to cut back, but you have to give back anything that you do take down. I did this in my previous property where any over hanging branches were cut back and placed over the fence to the correct neighbours property.

Barbara Green

6th April 2022

NQ....things like this are classed as an act of God so most times no one is entirely responsible so if it did break your fence/ climbing fence the likehood is you would have to foot bill or claim on your insurance....that being said if you call your local council and report it as dangerous I'm pretty sure they will come out and look at it and they will then give letter to homeowner and then they would then become responsible and will have to do something fairly quickly .

Sean Herrera

6th April 2022

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