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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 10:19:59
Mnay thanks Craig


--- On Fri, 12/12/08, Watkins, Craig <C.Watkins@xxxxxxxx.gov.uk> wrote:

From: Watkins, Craig <C.Watkins@xxxxxxxx.gov.uk>
Subject: RE: Anyone know of an insurance precedent!?...
To: "UK Tree Care" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Date: Friday, December 12, 2008, 10:04 AM
Colin,

I worked for a highways authority, and we too pruned a tree
on that
turned out to be within private ownership (not uncommon),
it what only
discovered to be private when we received an insurance
claim for
suspected damage to an adjacent property.  Following a
little bit of
digging we realised the tree did not in fact belong to us
(Land Registry
etc) so we put this to them and the claim eventually went
away. We had
been managing the tree for quite a while too.

Hope this helps a bit.

Craig  

-----Original Message-----
From: Andersonarb@xxxx.com [mailto:Andersonarb@xxxx.com] 
Sent: 12 December 2008 09:51
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: Anyone know of an insurance precedent!?...

 
In a message dated 12/12/2008 09:38:55 GMT Standard Time,
brendantuer@xxxxxxxx.co.uk writes:

But tree  pruning doesn't automatically assume
ownership.



Just say "we made a mistake." It does happen, and
to all of us
especially Insurance Companies, who will no doubt be
mistaken in their
attribution of blame  to the trees.
 
Bill.



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