Tree Survey: why do I need one?
Tree surveys and arboricultural reports may prove necessary in a range of different circumstances. You will need one, for example, if you are a developer seeking planning approval for a new development. Alternatively, tree surveys can also be used when making an application for a mortgage or home loan and prospective buyers can benefit from these surveys in order to give them peace of mind when a tree or several trees are found on or near a plot of land or building that they are looking to acquire.
BS5837 Tree Surveys for Planning and Development
When proposing to construct new buildings – or even small extensions – it may prove necessary to have adequate tree surveys completed. The survey will often be a validation requirement and hence many local councils will not consider planning application without an accompanying arboricultural survey to cover the trees at a particular site. A BS5837 tree survey and tree constraints plan can help developers to quickly and painlessly gain planning permission for any new development.
Tree Survey Reports for Mortgage Approval
When applying for a mortgage it may become necessary to have tree surveys completed. Typically, these are done in order to ensure that existing trees have not caused damage to the property, though the survey will also highlight any potential risk not only to your house, but also to people and surrounding properties, say, if the tree collapsed. A mortgage lender may make a tree survey a specific requirement of your credit application and it may prove impossible to get your mortgage without one.
Health and Safety Tree Surveys
Health and safety is a major concern (bain?) in the modern world. Tree surveys can be completed in order to assess the health safety risk of a particular tree. Low hanging branches, root growth, and potential structural damage are all assessed in such a survey and it will give recommendations on how best to proceed and whether the tree should be pruned or whether it is safe to leave it to grow.
Tree Survey Costs
Tree surveys are a legal requirement for planning permission or, may be a necessary requirement set out by your prospective mortgage lender. As such they are a critical component in many instances. Arbtech offers high quality and competitively priced tree reports conducted by trained experts in arboriculture, so providing you with the reports that are required for your planning permission (from £349 ex VAT) or mortgage approval.