I have an overgrown tree blocking access to the garage. During covid the landlord was not able to have this tree removed

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Customer: Hi, I have an overgrown tree blocking access to the garage. During covid the landlord was not able to have this tree removed as per my request (they were going to arrange this). Now that covid restrictions have lifted I again sent a reminder however today I was told the landlord will not be removing the tree due to her work situation and is not able to assist. I was told to have the tree trimmed. The cost due to the size of the tree which is now grown over the garage and almost covering the entrance will be enormous. What are my options? Should the landlord be responsible? She the landlord at least offer to pay half?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Victoria, Sunbury 3429
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: I am required to maintain the front and back gardens which I do have the grass cut and shrubs trimmed. But the tree is not planted in a spot thats ideal and not the type of tree for infront of the garage and so close to the entrance
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: thats my only inquiry
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Hi! You’re speaking with John Melis, a solicitor in Australia.

You can have that tree removed.

​The Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal “VCAT” is perfect for resolving disputes.

You access the application form under the forms tab of the tribunal website.

The tribunal has help menus. The help menus will assist you in filling out the application.

The tribunal will send you an email after applying. That email will explain the next steps.

The first hearing is called a mention, which may move forward into a mediation, then a directions, to a final hearing itself.

Does this help with your question today?

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You can run your own case and if your documents are filed correctly it should not take too long.

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