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What to do if Tree Roots from Neighboring Property grow on your own and cause damage , eg clogging at paths or the terrace or even pipes?

Are you allowed to remove these roots? Does the neighbor have to do that? Does the neighbor have to pay for the damage?

Step by step:

  • You may remove the roots yourself, but not immediately. You must first give the neighbor the opportunity to do so yourself. If the neighbor is not active, then you can remove the roots yourself, but are responsible for the disposal.
  • Damage caused by the tree roots, the neighbor does not have to pay. You have to do this yourself.
  • The question of the sufficient time is always relative. Here you can expect from about half a year. It also makes sense to wait for the hibernation of the plants, so as not to cause undue harm to the tree. Talk to your neighbor, it does a lot of work on its own.