Charlotte, NC asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Personal Injury for North Carolina

Q: We need help bad. Long story but, my neighboor just cut limbs off of my holly bushes tree without our permission

This was done out of spite. Can i take her to court? Trees are on my property. Now my trees are damaged. 11 trees damaged out of 19. We paid $2800 thats when they were little trees. We also had our land surveyed and she remives our stakes thats on her side. She claims that our fence is on her land but, came to find out that its not and our land actuallu extends out more. We also have a no tresspassing file againts this neighboor back in may 2017. This is the same neighboor my dog bit when she came into my yard. This neighboor has caused us $$$ and emtional stress for the past year. I need advice please.Thank you

1 Lawyer Answer
Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: If the limbs crossed over into your neighbors property she can likely cut them as long as it doesn't kill the tree. Your best bet is to consult with a local attorney and start costing her money as well. Usually after getting spanked in the wallet a couple of times, neighbors start keeping to themselves and minding their own business.

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