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Is Council liable for tree branches dropping ?

Re: Is Council liable for tree branches dropping ?

Postby atticus » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:16 pm

Aviva is an insurance company. If its insured follow its cautious advice, the chances of it having to pay out on claims are reduced. Of course it will recommend a high standard, and possibly a higher standard than the law requires.

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Re: Is Council liable for tree branches dropping ?

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:24 pm

Also it puts the idea in your head that the risk is greater than it is, thereby justifying the high insurance premiums...
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Re: Is Council liable for tree branches dropping ?

Postby inshallah » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:06 pm

Hairyloon wrote:
inshallah wrote:Would have thought they would have followed the advice of AVIVA and check at least every year
particularly with the loose branches caused by storms.


Did you report the loose branches on the tree in question?
The council cannot and should not be expected to do everything for everybody: the public has a duty to let them know about things that need to be done.


Yes I believe that concerned person did report it but no response.
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Re: Is Council liable for tree branches dropping ?

Postby atticus » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:23 pm

Has the person concerned claimed under her insurance?
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Re: Is Council liable for tree branches dropping ?

Postby dls » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:52 pm

The council cannot and should not be expected to do everything for everybody: the public has a duty to let them know about things that need to be done.


And, as has been said, if the person thought teh branch unsafe, they may be contrbutarily negligent.
And - again - an insurance claim may well be the proper way forward.
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