Japanese Knotweed Survey for Home Owners and Landlords

what to do if your neighbour has japanese knotweed

A Japanese Knotweed Survey is the safest way for homeowners and landlords to be sure that their property is free from Japanese Knotweed.

If you suspect that you have Japanese knotweed around your home it is important to get a professional in quickly to evaluate the site and organise a Knotweed Management Plan.You will need a Japanese Knotweed Survey if you suspect you have it on your land

A professional contractor will need to come out to your home and conduct a site survey. From this survey, we will be able to provide a detailed plan on how we will treat the Knotweed, and a quote indicating the most cost-effective way of doing so.

If you are thinking of selling your house, or are looking to remortgage the property, and you think you may have Knotweed on the grounds you cannot move forward with the sale without a Japanese Knotweed site survey stating that the site is no longer at risk.

If you are looking to buy a house which has a case of Knotweed, you are not required to organise the removal of the weed. This responsibility lies with the current property owner. However, we have found that many of our clients are able to renegotiate the house price upon seeing a Japanese Knotweed survey, so make sure you get one before you make your offer. Before you buy a house with suspected Knotweed, you must ensure that the owner of the property has the following:

  • A Japanese Knotweed survey by a PCA qualified surveyor
  • A Japanese Knotweed Management Plan – This is a detailed plan of how the Japanese knotweed can be dealt with in the most cost-effective way.
  • The treatment process has to have been started.
  • The contractor providing the Japanese Knotweed removal has to have an insurance backed guarantee.

Make sure you get a Japanese Knotweed survey from a certified contractor!

As a company, we guarantee all our work for 10 years and can provide an insurance backed guarantee if required. We can remove the Japanese Knotweed from your property with minimum inconvenience and for the best price possible in line with our 100% satisfaction promise. Please contact us if you are looking to buy, or remortgage your own property which you suspect has Japanese Knotweed.

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