Broughton & Old Dalby Parish Council

Serving the people of Nether Broughton, Old Dalby, Queensway, Six Hills and surrounding farms

Clerk: Sue Evans
4 Middle Lane, Nether
Broughton, Leicestershire
LE14 3HD

Tel: 07923 224773

Parishioners responsibility regarding Trees in inclement weather.

Parishioners responsibility regarding Trees in inclement weather.

The Parish Council wish to make make parishioners aware that with the recent high winds and heavy rains which have caused trees and branches to fall, often onto adjacent properties. The question arises: Who is responsible to clean up the damage? It is the duty of every property owner to maintain their property, including trees, in a safe and hazard free condition. The owner of the tree may be responsible for damage caused to a neighbor's property but only if it can be found that the tree's owner failed to properly maintain the tree. Generally such failure is considered to be "negligence" and a negligent owner can be liable for all damage resulting from such negligence.

Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 14:28 by Sue Evans

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