Post # 1
A tree fell onto mine and my neighbor’s back yards. The tree appears to be on the border of our properties and our backyards run together. I need to identify the property lines to determine who is responsible to remove this tree.
Tree removal is not covered by my homeowner’s policy because there was no property damage associated with the fall so I cannot ask them for assistance. I reviewed the property lines identified in the deed and they make no sense. It talks about degrees and minutes and other language that does not provide a clear picture of where the line is.
Has anyone had any experience with this?
Post # 3
You’d have to call a surveyor, which is expensive but your city may offer a similar service at a lower cost but that can still be pricey. I would talk to your neighbors and offer to split the cost of removal or split the work if you do it yourselves.
Post # 4
Do either of you own a chainsaw or a truck? That would be the easiest way to handle it!
Post # 5
Why don’t you just split the cost with your neighbor?
Post # 6
Did you get a survey completed when you bought the property? That’s the way to tell. If you have it and don’t understand, you could potentially ask a surveyor to just come and show you the lines.
Or, split the cost with your neighbor and be done with it.
Post # 7
I second PPs… I’d just split the cost, or chop it up and dispose of it myself.
Post # 8
Dh works with property lines everyday. You will either have to get a surveyor and potentially pay for the tree removal too or split the cost with the neighbor.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone for your tips. I agree that the surveyor is expensive and probably not worth it. I will suck it up and pay to remove it myself 🙁