Thomas J. Simeone, Esq., of Simeone & Miller, LLP, was recently interviewed for an article in the Wall Street Journal titled, “The One Tool You Need to Make Your Lawn Look Superb This Fall.” Here, he advises how to handle landscaping from a neighboring property that spills over to your property.
Mr. Simeone states that while laws tend to vary from state to state, many employ what is known as the “Hawaii rule.” He explains, “That basically does two things. First, you have the right to self-help, which is to trim any branches or roots of a neighbor’s tree coming over onto your property. [Second, your neighbor is] on the hook if their tree causes damage to your property, especially if you notified them.”
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