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Beepgee, Renter in Gloucester, VA

I'm worried that the large thick trees all over our yard will fall on the house, can I make the landlord have them removed?

Asked by Beepgee, Gloucester, VA Tue Oct 25, 2011

we live in Gloucester, VA and with all the hurricaines and bad weather, a lot of trees have fallen in the neighborhood and I would like at least 9 large trees removed. Are there guidelines that state what makes an unsafe circumstance? how could I get my landlord to remove them?

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If you were your Landlord, what would YOU do.
You would have a choice between 30-60 year old trees and a temporary renter.
If the trees fall, they will fall on HIS house and he would have Insurance on it.

If it bothers you that much, you probably should find another house to rent.

Good luck and may God bless
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Unless the trees are in bad health, and/or dangerous... it's unlikely that you can "force" your landlord to remove them. Large trees can be costly to have removed... costing hundreds, if not thousands of dollars per tree to remove. So it's not likely that your landlord will jump for joy to remove them.

But perhaps a conversation with him, and maybe a willingness to share some of the cost, might go a long way.
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