Real Estate Q & A
June 13, 2013

Q: I own a third-floor condominium in Westchester County that has a nice view over a garden behind the building. A few years ago, the condo board planted some trees in the garden. The trees have now grown so tall and wide that they are starting to block my view. One reason for buying the apartment was the view. Do I have any right to make the board trim the trees so they don't block my view?

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