My next door neighbor has a tree on their side of the property line that has rotted and has fallen against their fence. It is very close to my property as the homes are very close together. The tree, even though it is on their property, is only a few feet away from my garage.
Today, they had a tree removal company come out to see what needs to be done, and they advised my neighbor that they would need to put a ladder on the roof of my garage and climb it to reach some of the branches on the tree they want to cut down. So now I'm a little concerned about whether they could fall and get hurt, or possibly do damage to my garage--either on the roof from what they'd be doing up there, or from the tree falling. The space for it to safely fall in is VERY tight. No room for them to work using a bucket truck or anything like that.
The question on my mind is who is liable for any damage done to my property by these guys if I give them my permission to be on my roof? They would be working for my neighbors. But if they have my permission to be on my garage, does that make me liable for any damages? How about if they get injured while on my property? Who is liable for that?
Here's a pic of the tree and my garage: http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/t.../SDC108001.jpg
Thanks in advance for your help!