Is my neighbor liable for damage to my roof caused by a tree on his property?
01/08/2007 - Real Property - State: AL #208
My neighbor has a large oak tree near the edge of his property. During a severe thunderstorm, several of the tree branches broke off and landed on my house, damaging the roof. Is my neighbor liable for the damages to my roof?
Your neighbor can be held liable only if his failure to maintain the tree in some way contributed to the damage. If the damage was merely the result of a large storm or an act of God, the neighbor will not be liable for the damage, because the damage could not have been foreseen.
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01/08/2007 - Category: Real Property - State: AL #208
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