Garden Tips

Tree roots from the neighboring property cause damage


Tree roots can do harm

What can you do if the Tree roots from the neighboring property grow on your own and there damage serving, for example on paths or the terrace or even clogging pipes?

Can you just remove these roots? Does the neighbor have to do that? Does the neighbor have to pay the damage?

In turn:

  1. You can remove the roots yourself, but not immediately. You must first give the neighbor the opportunity to do this yourself. A sufficient period of time must be allowed for this.
  2. If the neighbor does not become active, you can remove the roots yourself, but you are responsible for the disposal yourself.
  3. The neighbor does not have to pay for any damage caused by the tree roots. You have to do this yourself.

The question of the sufficient period is always relative. Here you can assume about half a year. It also makes sense to wait for the plants to hibernate in order not to cause unnecessary damage to the tree. Talk to your neighbor, it takes care of many things on its own.