Mortgage lenders often
require a survey of trees surrounding the purchaser's property before
contracts are signed. The mortgage report provides the lender and the
house buyer with information on the age, size and condition of the tree,
soil properties and future management plans if required.
The report offers lenders
and insurers an opportunity to effectively and quickly assess the
potential for trees, their roots or vegetation to influence building
We can provide mortgage
reports making an inspection of trees, advising of potential problems
and recommending suitable action. If required, tree surgery can be
arranged and supervised as part of a whole package.
Tree Risk Assessments
By law, property and
landowners have a duty to 'take reasonable care' of trees that are
situated on their property. The tree owner should take steps to ensure
that they are aware of whether a tree is likely to cause damage to
people or property and if so how to take necessary action.
Using a probabilistic
method of tree hazard evaluation in the form of the cutting edge
'Quantified Tree Risk Assessment' we can offer a proactive approach to
tree maintenance. A level of acceptable risk is ascertained with the
client before the assessment is carried out and recommendations for
remedial work are outlined in a tree survey schedule.
BS 5837 - Planning Application Surveys
In recent years Local
Planning Authorities have been placing more and more emphasis on the
importance of trees within a development.
Trees can provide amenity
value and a sense of maturity to a development, raising the value of
the property and making it more marketable.
Our pre-design and development reports are produced in accordance with British Standard 5837 - Trees in Relation to Construction,
providing the developer with all the information that is required to
support a planning application where trees are implicated and offer
guidance for tree protection during the construction process. We have full CAD capability or can work with paper plans if you prefer.