Hammond, LA asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana

Q: Our neighbor has big trees at our property line. Tree limbs fall a lot and damage our property - are they responsible?

We are in Texas.

The trees are several feet into their property but are large and poorly maintained… if at all. Over the past few years, their tree limbs have fallen and taken out a section of our fence, a neighbor’s fence and powerlines (which also run in that area) which caused the neighborhood to go without power for days multiple times. We all lost the contents of our refrigerator more than once, which was hundreds of dollars each time. I have spoken to the offending neighbor on several occasions, and they have told us it is not their responsibility and they have no intention or equipment to maintain their trees. Making matters worse, the neighbor I speak of is a church.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Answered
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: 1) you can have a tree company cut down any branches that extend over the property line.

2) You can file suit for ant damages in justice of the peace court.

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