0800 612 9452

Direct Damage by Tree Roots Report



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Expertise, experience and a proven track record of delivering a highly professional service to property owners, lease holders and managers. What to do if a neighbour’s tree is affecting you?

If your search question is… “Who is liable for tree root damage UK” or “maximum height of trees near houses UK” or even “Neighbours tree roots damaging my patio” we can help.

If you suspect tree roots are causing damage to your driveway, patio, wall, fencing or paving your in safe hands, MWA have advised thousands of property owners on damage due to trees and their roots from neighbour and council trees. We provide recommendations for effective and permanent solutions – Guaranteed.

We offer competitive rates a prompt service and cover most of the UK through our network of local Arboricultural consultants.

Tree root damage is a common problem in the UK, especially root damage to patios and driveways. Tree roots can exert significant physical forces and where roots come in to contact with hard surfaces or light structures damage may result due to physical displacement associated with the radial expansion of the roots(s).

Tree roots may damage driveways, patios, paving, walls, fencing and other light structures.

Our Service

We will visit your property to carry out a comprehensive tree survey to assess the damage, identify the offending tree or shrub and take root samples for identification where necessary.  This provides irrefutable evidence that roots come from the tree suspected of causing damage.

Where root damage is caused by third party trees including council and neighbour trees, the law views this as an “actionable nuisance” and liability rests with the owners of the offending trees whether they are private individuals, councils or commercial businesses and it is for the tree owner to abate the nuisance and potentially compensate you for the damage caused if action is not taken.

Contact Us today for expert advice on 0800 6129452

We provide straight forward expert advice, investigation and reporting with recommendations for realistic, practicable and achievable solutions to allow property owners to resolve the problem.  This may include removal of the roots or the entire tree and potentially the installation of a root barrier.

Pruning of the offending tree alone does not provide a solution and will not prevent further damage by its roots.


“Thank you so much MWA Arboriculture for the Homebuyer – Mortgage Report you produced for us. We bought the house and have followed your advice and removed the conifer. Now we have more light in our front room and the risk of subsidence has been removed!”

Mrs Stockbridge


“Just to say that I don’t deal with MWA usually, as I don’t case handle. However, I have found the service of you and your colleagues fantastic on this and a few other claims.”

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National Insurer

“MWA Arboriculture Ltd…were excellent – did survey on 12/15 hours’ notice and the completed report was with us within one working day of payment. Made a massive difference as the original surveyors report was massively flawed!!”

Mr S Ord

Newcastle upon Tyne

Contact Us

We offer a free initial advice service and are happy to discuss your needs without obligation.  To contact us please either complete the call-back form, email or call us.


0800 612 9452

Bloxham Mill Business Centre, Barford Road, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4FF

Head Office : Unit 8 Stephenson House, Horsley Business Centre, Horsley, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 0NY

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