Storm cracked tree in half. now its hanging over neighbors house. who’s responsible to take it down?
Let me try and give as much details as i can. I cant seem to get a answer from anyone yet and insurance people are backed up and cannot come to see the damage.
So a huge tree is 95% on my property and 5% on my back neighbors property. Its a nice healthy strong tree. Sunday a tornado touched down in North Jersey and cracked this tree in half. A small portion broke off completely and smashed my back neighbors patio. From what i understand, my neighbors insurance will cover that. Even that neighbor said they would.
Now here is where the tricky stuff comes in. The rest of the cracked tree is now hanging OVER that same neighbors house. It has not completely fallen and is being helf up my another smaller tree.
Its a hazard i guess since another storm can possibly make it go down. also a police officer said it has to come down because of the potential hazard. The police officer suggested i speak with the neighbor and possibly split the bill to take it down. I have spoken to the neighbor but did not suggest anything about my paying. I only asked if he had gotten tree companies for quotes and stuff. I even offered a tree company to use my yard if it helps with the removal since his is hard to get machinary into.
The neighbor has not straight out told me ” you have to pay!” but it feels like he is trying to stick me with 100% of the bill. Basically we are on hold till our insurance peeps get back to us.
Sorry for the long explanation but i just wanted to throw everything i know thus far. Its now wednesday so 3 days have past and the tree is still hanging. does anyone know off hand do i have to pay for it or him? Or both of us? Im actually starting to get concerned that he has not removed the tree yet. If a tree was hanging over my house i would pay to get it out ASAP and handle the bill later IMO.
But he hasnt done anything yet. tomorrow it will thunderstorm and im getting worried. I dont want to be charged for negligence if something happens. would i be charged?