Back to Top Fancher v.
} Aug 20, In most cases, you are legally allowed to cut the overhanging branches. However, you should make sure that your cuts don’t damage the tree in any significant way. Further, you can only cut the branches up to the property line.
You also cannot go onto your neighbor’s property in any way while performing the bushfell.clubted Reading Time: 7 mins. Mar 26, In the case of Rony v Costa, a property owner hired an unlicensed day laborer to trim limbs that crossed his property line from a neighboring tree. Instead of researching the issue, the day laborer was turned loose on the trees like Jason in 5/5.
Feb 11, However, the Virginia Supreme Court expanded that long-standing rule when it decided that an owner whose property was damaged by the root system of a neighbor’s tree may be entitled to more relief than simply cutting back the roots and overhanging branches to the property line. In the case of Fancher v. Jul 29, Back then I would respond that they had the right (in Virginia) to cut back the encroaching portion of their neighbor’s tree that overhangs the property line.
And that policy is still true today, but remember to be a good neighbor and tell your neighbor before the cutting bushfell.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Oct 19, The neighbor has the right to cut roots and trim trees that spread over the property line. No claim needs to be made to the tree owner in these cases. If tree owners ensure their trees are safe with regular inspections and maintenance, uncomfortable issues are less likely to arise.
Dec 29, If you know that you have a tree that overhangs a neighbor's property, approach your neighbor to discuss the matter. Offer to trim the tree branches so they don't become a nuisance to. Jan 24, If you are on the receiving end and the trees are on your property, then yes, your neighbour does have a case to remove any part of the tree overhanging their property.
If a majority of the tree is overhanging their property and the council says it’s okay to Greenville VA the tree, then there is a good chance the disputes council with side with them.