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Pine Trees

Posted by Paul , Mar 14,2006,15:26       Forum

Hello. We're looking at buying a house at a stretching price, the price means that we're nervous about everything. One of the things making us nervous is trees.

The road is called Pinetrees Close and the houses there were built long after the trees matured. The vendor assures us that she got everythign checked out when she moved in and that there are no problems. Obviously we need to do our own checks but we don't really know what we're worrying about.

There are huge pine trees very close to the house in the Garden - about 15 feet from the nearest wall, the trees are about double the height of the house.

I guess that I pay for a full buildings survey....agree?
I guess I also pay for a tree report? What does that give you?
What else should I know? I'm guessing that there are liability issue with next doors garden and the public land that are both over hung a little bit?
The smallish agrden is dominated by the trees - what does that mean for gardening - should I assume that we'll never be able to grow a lawn?

Any experience you are happy to share wouls be most appreciated

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