Council tree fell and damaged my property
We have this Ash tree that split and a large branch fell onto my property in October when we had those severe winds and smashed the fence and decking, narrowly missing the house. It was evident that the branch had rot which can be seen in the photo. We are trying to get the council to pay for the damages. However they are saying this is an act of God.
Our claim is the tree was rotten and would have come down eventually. The winds just made it happen quicker.
We feel strongly about this and have enquired about getting an official tree inspection and report but have found this could cost as much as GBP600 to get done.
Really need some good advice on how to proceed.