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Re: Anyone know of an insurance precedent!?...

Subject: Re: Anyone know of an insurance precedent!?...
From: Trevor Heaps
Date: Dec 12 2008 10:17:04
Thanks Brendan...

Hoping to get lots of snippets like yours to put together as defence! :-)




--- On Fri, 12/12/08, brendantuer@xxxxxxxx.co.uk <brendantuer@xxxxxxxx.co.uk> 
wrote:

From: brendantuer@xxxxxxxx.co.uk <brendantuer@xxxxxxxx.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Anyone know of an insurance precedent!?...
To: "UK Tree Care" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Date: Friday, December 12, 2008, 9:38 AM
Trevor,
I would have thought that ownership would be clearly
defined within 
the Land Registry.  If not, and the tree is located in one
of those 
forlorn, lost corners of our Great British Empire, we
usually work on 
the premise that the landowner owns to the middle of the
road, and the 
Highway Authority merely has an established right in
respect of the 
highway surface. 
Remember, any neighbour may prune back over-hanging
branches where 
they interfere with their right to their enjoyment of their
land 
(within reason). But tree pruning doesn't automatically
assume 
ownership.
Does that help?
Brendan


 
----Original Message----
From: theapsy@xxxxxx.com
Date: 12/12/2008 9:24 
To: "UK Tree
Care"<uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subj: Anyone know of an insurance precedent!?...

Hi,

I'm currently trying to fight an insurance claim:

I work for a local authority and we recently pruned
some trees that 
had been cited in an insurance claim. We have since found
out that the 
trees were on private land and we are trying to avoid being
involved. 
The insurance company is saying that, I quote:

"Given that the Council's contractors did
undertake work to the 
trees, this would show that the Council exercised ownership
and/or 
control. Accordingly, we consider that the Council are the
appropraie 
defendents in this matter."

Can anyone help me out with this one?

Thanks...

Trevor



     




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