How Do You Cut Down Trees On Property Lines & Owners Rights?
Laws about property owners’ rights and disputes over trees, hedges and other greenery on or near property lines vary from state to state and even county to county, but there are some underlying commonalities in real estate laws that dictate how neighbors deal with issues regarding property lines and any disputes that may arise. In the case of trees on property lines, an attempt at discussion and compromise, involving respect for all parties concerned, should be made between neighbors before any legal action is taken. Determine whether the tree is located exactly on a property line or whether the trunk has been planted on one owner’s property (often the latter is actually the case). According to Larry Tankersley of the University of Tennessee, this determination can be made by figuring out who planted it (you, your neighbor, or a previous owner of either property) and where the whole of the tree trunk lies. The side of the property line on which the tree lies determines whose responsibi