What is our legal responsibility in regard to a neighbor’s request for tree removal on our property?

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What is our legal responsibility in regard to a neighbor’s request for tree removal on our property?

We have offered $100 to the neighbor for tree removal.

Asked on October 17, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Washington

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

More information is needed here as to why the neighbor would like to remove the tree.  If the tree is not diseased or in danger in any other way as to become a lability then you are under no obligation to remove it or consent to removal or pay for removal at another's request.  If they don't like the limbs or leaves hanging over, etc., then they can pay to have them trimmed back.  Please write back and give more info.  Good luck.


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