A couple in Derby have been awarded a £38,000 payout after the council refused to chop down an enormous tree which caused thousands of pounds of damage to their home.
The 58ft cedar tree’s roots ended up causing cracks in the brickwork and internal plastering of the couple’s home and the couple have now been awarded compensation of £3,000 for stress and inconvenience and their insurers £35,000 for the cost of the building work.
Insurers took legal action against the council to recover the costs of strengthening the house’s foundations, and to compensate the couple.
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