During the wind storm of a week ago a part of a large cedar tree (4' base 60' tall) fell on the park road behind our lot. The manager of the park said that I was responsible for not only removing the tree from the road but also removing the entire tree roots and all. The rental contract I sign only said plants and bushes. They claim that the trees are included also. When I heard this I called my insurance agent and he told me that the park would be responsible.
This will depend upon your contract or agreement with the owner. If the contract states "plants and bushes" that is most likely exclusive of trees. However, without reviewing the contract it is difficult to say. Under RCW 59.20.130, a landlord of a mobile home park is responsible for maintaining any common area and also the roads within the mobile home park. If the tree was located on the lot you are renting, it is possible that you might be responsible for removing it. Again, without reviewing your agreement with the landlord, it is difficult to determine. You might have an attorney review it, as well as any other CCRs or covenants that apply to the community.
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