Asked in Real Estate Law and Agricultural Law

Q: During a storm, my neighbour's tree blew down severely damaging the entrance gate to a field I own.

He has paid for a replacement but who now owns the original, damaged gate?

1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery

A: In most States the original owner still owns that personal property, junk or not. Since the neighbor paid for a new one, you might want to offer the destroyed gate to him. Especially since you did not have to sue him or make an insurance claim.

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