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  • Attorneys at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross

Condo column: Who's responsible when neighbor's tree falls in your yard?

When the tree was standing upright, the general law in Florida is that landowners may trim vegetation up to their property line. So, if a few branches or roots were growing into your lot, you had the right to trim the branches and roots up to the property line. When the tree is on the ground, the question for purposes of liability is why did it fall?

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