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What to do with the neighbor’s tree

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12/29/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

I list many properties where the neighbors’ trees and bushes overhang fences or cross onto my clients’ properties. I always recommend that my clients ask permission from their neighbors before cutting any limbs, but are they required to?

Your clients do have the right to remove the branches that cross property lines, but you’re right to encourage them to talk to their neighbors. If your sellers damage a tree or violate any local ordinances regarding trimming and limb removal, they could find themselves liable for damages or facing fines.

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