Tree Storm Damage in Texas
This is a discussion on Tree Storm Damage in Texas within the Neighbor Law forum, part of the Other Real Estate Law Matters category; I purchased a foreclosure. The home is paid for in full. Home very problematic but knew before the purchase. Two ...
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|Jun 24th, 2012, 05:41 PM||#1|
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Tree Storm Damage in Texas
I purchased a foreclosure. The home is paid for in full. Home very problematic but knew before the purchase. Two weeks ago, 70 miles winds, toppled my trees that are located on the property line, fell on my property and into my neighbors back yard.
The trees have been overhanging for years across the property line. I really did not know if they were my trees or the neighbors. They were always on the neighbors roof. The over hanging trees have cause some damage to the neighbors roof but have never mentioned or complained about the trees. After the storm, the neighbor told me the fence is the property line which makes sense. The trees grew through the fence to the extent you cannot see a portion of the fence.
Their home is not well kept and does contain code violations on their property. That does not mean absolve me of any responsibility.
The worst part, embarrassing, I don't have homeowner insurance. I could not get insurance until I made repairs on the home, one being the trees. I have reason to believe the neighbor does not have insurance as well.
However, with permission and consent, I removed the branches from their backyard and cut back the overhanging branches. That is when I discovered the roof damage. It is damage I could and I am able to repair.
So, what do I do? Am liable for the roof damage? I would be willing to make the repairs to avoid any problems.
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|Jun 24th, 2012, 06:07 PM||#2|
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Re: Tree Storm Damage in Texas
I wish to inform you that if trees from your side of the property have caused damage to the property of your neighbor, then you are responsible for the loss caused to your neighbor by your trees. You may inform the neighbor that you are willing to make the repairs to the damaged roof and come to a settlement with the neighbor.
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