At Hallwood Associates, we can provide you with the right arboricultural consultancy for
your specific requirements.
If you are a home-buyer looking to purchase a property with trees nearby, then your mortgage provider or buildings insurer may ask for you to arrange a tree survey before approving your loan or cover.
A mortgage tree report (or survey) is an arboricultural report that is usually conducted to assess the risk that nearby trees may pose to the propertyi. The survey will take note of surrounding trees, their proximity to the property, their dimensions, species, water demand, soil type and much more , and will use this data to determine the risk ofany problems that could be an issue to the integrity of the property.
At Hallwood Associates, we are committed to delivering first-rate mortgage tree surveys to all homebuyers, and passionate about making the entire process as straightforward as possible.
All types of tree surveys, especially those for mortgages, should be carried out by qualified arboricultural consultants. .
Here at Hallwood Associates, we are registered members of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) and members of the Arboricultural Association, meaning we have been recognised for our professional standards and credibility.
Our first-class mortgage reports for home-buyers are conducted by qualified and registered tree consultants each and every time, ensuring that you receive the best advice regarding trees and their influence on your property.
Hallwood Associates has years of experience and expertise across the tree management sector; including surveying, legal expert work, design and other general consultancy for the private and public sector.
At Hallwood Associates, we understand that the process of buying a home can be very time-sensitive, so that’s why we aim to have your mortgage tree survey completed within 24-48hrs of visiting the property.
We also offer all of our customers expert and honest advice to ensure that current and future issues with trees are clearly identified and managed correctly. And finally, with years of experience and expertise across the tree management sector; including surveying, legal expert work, design and other general consultancy for the private and public sector, we have the knowledge and experience to deliver exceptional results each and every time.
Concerns regarding the influence of tree roots on the foundations of a property occur are particularly pertinent when the underlying ground has shrinkable properties. In order to assess the risks, it is necessary to establish the tree species and its distance from the property, the likely depth of the foundations, and the ‘Shrinkage Potential’ of the clay.
From these factors, it is possible to assess the risks using tables from the NHBC Standards. We offer prompt reports to suit the requirements of insurance and mortgage companies, aiming to have the finished product to you within 24-48hrs.