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Can I Make My Neighbour Pay for Fence Damage?

Jan 22, 2015
Over the last 12 months this country has experienced some forceful storms. Storms can leave a significant amount of damage including causing trees or buildings to fall. The further damage caused by the falling debris can impact on neighbouring land and cause expensive damage.  

However, unless it can be proved that the tree/building was known to the owner to be unsafe, it is likely that the owner will rely on the defence that the incident was an act of God and therefore no one can be held responsible.

If you need help with a neighbour dispute, please contact our Commercial and Property Litigation Team on 01279 755777.


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