Columbus, OH asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: Hello, My neighbors HUGE tree roots have TOTALLY damaged my driveway....he says he doesn't have the money to cut it down

I believe he should have to pay for my driveway repair/replacement...of course if the tree falls on my house/garage he is totally free an clear because my insurance would have to pay..this is what he is hoping could fall on his house as well but either way he wouldn't not have to pay

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Get an estimate for driveway repairs and give it to your neighbor. If he doesn't pay, then you can sue him in small claims court up to $6000, and the judge will decide if he is liable to pay for the damage.

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