If my neighbors Cotton Wood Trees fall onto my house do they have to pay for the damage?

Asked over 1 year ago - Anchorage, AK

My neighbors have Cotton Wood Trees that are leaning towards my house. I have ofter to have them cut down at my expense, but they said no.

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  1. Daniel Nelson Deasy

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    Answered . I do not practice law in Alaska.

    In Colorado, the owner of the cotton wood tree would indeed be responsible. Talk to your homeowner's insurance carrier to get the answer you need.

    Good luck!

    In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship.... more
  2. Jacob W Pillsbury

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    Answered . Call your homeowner's insurance carrier and find out. That is probably the quickest way to get an answer specific to your jurisdiction. You also may be able to read your policy and find out whether your insurance will cover it should your neighbor fail to carry the appropriate coverage on his property.

    This answer is intended to be used for general purposes only; it does not create an attorney-client relationship.
  3. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . State laws vary, so call your insurance company for an answer.

  4. David Ian Schoen

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    Answered . Likely the Cotton owner Wood be responsible.

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