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Tue Oct 17, 2017, 11:55 PM Oct 2017

if a tree on my property blows over in a hurricane [View all]

And falls on to your property...

Is it my responsibility to clean it up or is it your problem covered by your homeowner's insurance?

I'm curious as to what you all think

14 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Owner of the tree is responsible
9 (64%)
Owner of the affected property is responsible
3 (21%)
2 (14%)
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Both insurance companies try to weasel out of paying RainCaster Oct 2017 #1
Unless the tree was an obvious hazard and noted, property owner that the tree fell upon Purveyor Oct 2017 #2
That's how it is in Illinois too. Hassin Bin Sober Oct 2017 #4
yep - Florida also DrDan Oct 2017 #19
It is God's fault (Act of God) HAB911 Oct 2017 #23
let's juice this up...I don't have insurance... bluecollar2 Oct 2017 #3
If the tree wasn't diseased, it will be under the Act of God provisions of the contract. NutmegYankee Oct 2017 #5
Nailed it!!! Verdict has been rendered, indeed. nt Purveyor Oct 2017 #6
it's an act of God, so God should pay for the damage. lastlib Oct 2017 #20
See closest church to the property for payment. ileus Oct 2017 #22
That's a great idea jberryhill Oct 2017 #24
"Good neighbor" coverage can be found on JenniferJuniper Oct 2017 #7
Partly depends on local/state tree laws. If, for example, the tree Doodley Oct 2017 #8
I forgot to add bluecollar2 Oct 2017 #9
Regardless of what the law days TexasBushwhacker Oct 2017 #14
I always assume I'll have to be responsible, whether it's my tree or their tree. n/t pnwmom Oct 2017 #10
Me too. murielm99 Oct 2017 #13
When a tree comes down around me it's a neighborhood event. NutmegYankee Oct 2017 #18
Do you like your neighbor? Historic NY Oct 2017 #11
not really...I just want her to sell me her property bluecollar2 Oct 2017 #12
There is actually case law for this . Can't quote exact source but Lint Head Oct 2017 #15
I would assume that since the trees bluecollar2 Oct 2017 #16
In general, in my state... KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2017 #17
Yes burnbaby Oct 2017 #21
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