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Neighbors tree problem

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by IheartGUNS, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    Few days ago I noticed my neighbors tree had a broken branch and it's just hanging, and I'm afraid that when it does completely break off, it might hit my car. If they don't take the responsibility, and it does hit my car, who's at fault?
     
  2. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just to highlight the obvious, but why don't you be a good neighbor and go tell him about it prior to anything happening? By taking the initiative, you will put him on notice that it needs to be taken care of ( or he could be at fault since now he knows there is a known hazard that exists) and you also give him the chance to not fix it....
     
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  3. 1200bruce

    1200bruce Port Angeles WA Active Member

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    Me "Great with my neighbors" I get a ladder and take care of it and everyone is happy.
     
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  4. lucifermonkey

    lucifermonkey Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    You are at fault for parking under a broken tree branch.
    Actually anything on your property or in the airspace above your property is your responsibility.

    I am not a lawyer.
     
  5. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Get rid of the neighbors.:thumbup:
     
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  6. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    You can ask the neighbors to take care of it. If it falls and causes damage to your property, then the insurance companies (yours and theirs) usually end up arguing about it.

    If they don't take care of it, and it overhangs your property, you can take care of it.


    elsie
     
  7. EUGENE the REALTOR

    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Similar thing happened to a friend of mine. Instead of his car it was his house. He tried to get his neighbor to cut a heavily leaning tree down for two years but they refused. It finally came down during a storm and caused over $30k in damage to his house (big tree). They sued of course, but wasn't able to collect a dime.
     
  8. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Maybe just move your car,,,,,,,,,,,,,:dunno:
     
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  9. 4NONISSUE

    4NONISSUE south sound Member

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    Move your car and Shoot the branch off :{I
     
  10. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Fixed it for ya. :D
     
  11. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    it's your neighbor's responsibility, more so when you tell him about it (gross negligence?) Not an act of god (wind damage or rain damage is such) as it is his property coming into your property and causing damage.... like his pitbull coming over and eating your poodle, is that an act of god?
     
  12. hikepat

    hikepat washington Member

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    Your property damaged your insurance, when it comes to falling trees or branches but on the other hand any tree branches coming over your land boundy line can be cut by you and they can do little about but complain if they do not like. What you can not do is cut back any further then your boundy line or they can sue for damages to their property that was not an act of nature so be sure you are positive where it is and even give a little just to be sure. This is the advice I have received in the past.
     
  13. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  14. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    Why didn't I think of that?!? Anyways they can't miss it, the branch is pretty huge, and its hanging right in front their dining room window...



    I'm not parked under it.



    If only it was that easy.



    The stupid thing about this is that a few weeks ago they had the tree trimmed, but they left that branch.



    Damn that sucks...


    I own five cars, and I like to keep them on my property. Unfortunately, there is no room...



    I don't own any guns, I'm against them:bluelaugh:
     
  15. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    If it hangs over your property, just call an arborist and have them remove it. The neighbors might even thank you for it.
     
  16. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    this is probably the best way to do it.

    maybe talk to the neighbor and offer to split the bill with them to see if you can get away with paying less. if it doesnt look like it would be dangerous maybe just offer to work together to cut the branch down. nothing makes good neighbors like working together on a project.
     
  17. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I would post this question on several more discussion forums before making the decision to simply ask the neighbor if you can help do something about the branch.

    That's what I would do :)
     
  18. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Suggestion. Instead of speculating, call and ask your insurance agent.

    Peter
     
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  19. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Earlier this spring a heavy wind blew down two trees on my neighbor's property and took out part of my fence. He was freaked out about it, was apologizing and told me he would be calling his insurance company etc. but I told him hey no big deal it was just a hog wire fence and only partially damaged so lets just cut up the trees, I'll keep them for firewood and asked him to help me fix the fence later in the summer. He was grateful for that and said whenever I am ready to do the fence to get with him but I agree with ATC above on calling your insurance company rather than speculating or getting possibly bad or incorrect advice. I surmise your neighbor has not offered to do anything correct?
     
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  20. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Man, this reminds me of the 200'+ UGLY MUTANT fir tree w/4' base that sits EXACTLY dead-nuts straight up the middle on my back property line. I want that sucker GONE as it could land on my house, and the NASTY mess it makes with all the needles and twigs/branches that rain down all year...

    Plus I want to build a detatched garage in that area and the roots stick up all over the place. ;)
     
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