Reliable Advice about your Trees
As most people are aware, part of the home-buying process involves inviting a surveyor to inspect the property they wish to buy. Surveyors look both inside and outside to assess the condition of a property, to identify any risks and potential legal issues, and to highlight any urgent defects. Because they know trees can pose risks to a dwelling or nearby buildings, this will include taking notes of any trees at the property and then the home owner will have to contact an Arboriculturalist to carry out a Homebuyers Report. You may also see this referred to as an Arboricultural report, Homebuyers Tree report or a Tree Survey and Report.
Well positioned trees around a property can add significant value to the overall worth. However, in certain soil conditions, badly positioned or poorly maintained trees can increase the risk of soil shrinkage leading to structural damage to the property due to subsidence.
Dry weather and media interest have led to an element of panic about trees near properties and many harmless trees have been felled as a precaution by home owners due to the lack of, or poor tree advice.