If my tree's limbs are hanging over fence into neighbor's yard, do I have to cut them?
My neighbor asked me to cut my tree's limbs that are hanging over our fence into his side of his yard. Legally, do I have to cut them?
- Anonymous2 months ago
Its on their property its their problem.
- Christin KLv 72 months ago
If you want your tree to look nicer or be pruned correctly, you CAN cut them, but you're not legally OBLIGATED to. However, your neighbor can cut them. And if he does, and ruins your tree, damages it, or otherwise makes it look bad, that will be difficult to correct. It's probably better if you do it. In the interest of good relations, it might be better if you do it. But you don't have to. However--if one of those branches falls and damages anything on his property, YOU are responsible for it.
- Mr. PLv 72 months ago
Legally, no, but you have to live with the neighbour, so I would do as requested to keep on good terms.
- champerLv 72 months ago
He is entitled not to have your tree limbs overhanging his property. On the principle of good neighbourliness you should cut them, if you're nice about it he may well help you. You'll probably have to ask permission to go round there anyway to do it. If you don't he is entitled to cut them off himself (and offer you the offcuts back).
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- robertoLv 62 months ago
- pattyLv 62 months ago
why not. no need to create a bad neighbour situation. He should do it himself but if it is not a big job why don't u
- TavyLv 73 months ago
Why can't you be a kind neighbour and do it?
Does nobody care about anyone else these days?
- Spock (rhp)Lv 73 months ago
in my state, no. but he is allowed to cut them at the fence line -- and dump the results onto your property. that said, you might want to do it yourself in order to keep your neighbor's good will [unless you've already burned that irreparably]
- Anonymous3 months ago
No . . . . but he is allowed to cut them at the property line. And if you don't have the tree trimmed per his request, and a limb falls and damages his property, it isn't an "Act of God" but rather negligence on your part so you are liable for damages.
- thinkingtimeLv 73 months ago
No. But he can cut them off up to the fence, as long as he doesn't kill the tree.