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Old 04-30-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Am I within my rights to ask him to remove it...or even do so myself? Or since the tree is on his property, is it his branch?

Just curious. I never got to know this neighbor (he's not all that friendly) but his branch is taking a toll on my roof and gutters!
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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My understanding is that any portion of a neighbor's tree that goes onto your property belongs to you. You would therefore be responsible for cutting off the branch, and it would be within your rights to do that.

I learned that when I had a tree that fell into my neighbor's yard. I was told that once it went into their yard, it was their responsibility to clean it up.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:42 AM
 
Location: CT
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Am I within my rights to ask him to remove it...or even do so myself? Or since the tree is on his property, is it his branch?

Just curious. I never got to know this neighbor (he's not all that friendly) but his branch is taking a toll on my roof and gutters!

Kid,

This ought to help; Brown, Paindiris and Scott, LLP, Connecticut General Law Attorneys

It has several good links off of it as well.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Thanks guys. Much appreciated
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: New England
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Am I within my rights to ask him to remove it...or even do so myself? Or since the tree is on his property, is it his branch?

Just curious. I never got to know this neighbor (he's not all that friendly) but his branch is taking a toll on my roof and gutters!
That one belongs to you. As was said, when it grows over on your property you have the right and responsibility to cut at will.

My neighbor approached me a few years back with a bill for cutting limbs off his house. (I have a lot of old oaks and for some God unknown reason the town approved his house only 10.5 feet off my property line. ) I kindly made him aware that it was his bill, he wasn't happy but found it it's true. I think he ran up a big bill not thinking he would have to pay for it. lol

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Kid,

This ought to help; Brown, Paindiris and Scott, LLP, Connecticut General Law Attorneys

It has several good links off of it as well.
Sean Peoples (Personal Injury Atty there) is a dear friend. Great firm.
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