Homebuyers and Arboricultural Mortgage reports
Arboricultural surveys are usually recommended in the first instance by property surveyors who are concerned about the juxtaposition of the property to nearby trees. Mortgage lenders and insurers often then require an assessment of the tree risks to minimise their exposure to any financial loss when advancing mortgages or insurance.
For homebuyers, a preliminary level report undertaken by Venners Arboriculture will assess whether the property is within the influencing distance of nearby trees and how they may affect the structural integrity of it and its light structures (i.e. walls, patios etc). It will also report on the condition of those trees, their health and safety and give an indication of the potential for those trees to cause damage to the property long term. Given the nature of home buying, the report can be available within a few days from instruction.