Structural Damage to Buildings

Trees can cause damage to buildings and other structures through direct pressure, or indirectly by causing subsidence / heave as a consequence of altering soil volume.


However, trees are frequently blamed by building insurers with insufficient evidence to determine the cause of damage, and a result of this is that trees are removed unnecessarily.  It is essential that damage to buildings is properly investigated before trees are implicated and removed.

Tree owners are frequently told by insurers of neighbouring property that their trees have caused structural damage to the insured’s property, and demands are made that trees be removed.  Whilst this is sometimes a reasonable request, it is at times made with insufficient evidence gathered to support the claim and can reasonably be resisted.

Our clients are typically owners of trees on land adjacent to damaged buildings who have had demands made of them to remove trees.