Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Gauteng
I hope the advice is free as I dont monies!!
My neighbour Helene (give a name) requested a face to face meeting with me two weeks ago to discuss the removal of my tree. I told her that I do not have monies, I am unemployed and thus cannot do nothing currently. I have tried to get a tree feller in November / December 2020 but they were charging me around R10 000 for one tree so I stopped the work on the removal as I didnt have that money. Now with being unemployed, no monies at all, R12 in my bank, no job, selling my house as I cannot make it anymore, and I told Helene this but Helene reported me to the Body Corporate...letter below - the wall that is currently being damaged by the tree is my OWN ALL THAT I HAD PUT UP in 2015 at my cost of R15 000. The tree is very sturdy and wont fall onto the neighbours house...
Dear Resident/Owner of Unit 5 Kirana.
It was brought to our attention that the tree in your yard, near the boundary wall between your unit and unit 4, is creating a mess in the yard of Unit 4. We hereby request that you please attend to removal of the tree, as to avoid any further disputes within the estate.
Tree damage the boundary wall and maintenance on the boundary wall would be for your account.
If the tree fell and damages any property you will be liable as the Insurance will not cover that.
We trust that we can count on your co-operation in this regards
can your team please advise please?