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    Tree roots

    My tenant must have given my number to a neighbour as I received a message as follows

    " Hello the tree roots from your tree at 125 is pushing up my block paving and pavement, can you get back to me"

    ​​​​​​My first thought was to report to my insurance, then I thought, no it's the neighbours responsibility to cut the roots back

    Any input would be appreciated

    The neighbour is entitled to cut back the roots to their property border (although this might kill or weaken the tree).
    The neighbour may try and recover the costs from you.

    It's your trees and it's causing the neighbour damage.
    I'd get someone to have a look at it sharpish.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


      A friend recently had similar with a neighbours tree close to her wall swaying in the wind and damaging/pushing over a section of the wall.

      It's the tree owners responsibility to pay for any damage caused by that tree, the neighbour claimed for the repairs on their insurance.


        You will get more advice on roots than you probably want here:


          There is an argument that a neighbour whose drains are leaking induced the tree's roots onto their land! Most people in properties more than sixty years old will have drains that leak a bit on the joints


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