128. My neighbor’s tree fell into my property, who has the responsibility of cleaning up the mess?

Lets start with the most important issues: have you personally contacted your neighbor, reviewed the situation, is there property damage? Tip:  many insurance policies don’t cover tree claims if the tree falls but doesn’t damage your home or any structures; typical dog houses are not structures.

Homeowners’ personal property is the homeowner’s responsibility – not the responsibility of your HOA or your Board of Directors.

review : West Virginia Code §61-3-48. Offenses involving damage to shrubbery, flowers, trees and timber; limitation of section; penalties.

Remember trespassing is against the law and a well known fact. Neighbor to neighbor interaction together to resolve the fallen tree on both your properties would be beneficial. Both neighbors working together at the same time getting it cleaned up makes for a good relationship.