Pueblo, CO asked in Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Colorado

Q: Neighbors burned down part of our fence with fireworks and now they're trying to get me to pay for half.Do I have to?

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John Roland Lund
John Roland Lund
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  • Carbondale, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: No. While under some circumstances there might be a shared obligation for regular maintenance of a boundary fence, that would not include having to repair damage carelessly caused by a co-owner. They should consider turning it in to their homeowner's insurance company.

Timothy Canty and Tristan Kenyon Schultz agree with this answer

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