Is this Japanese Knotweed?

There are many plants which can appear like Japanese knotweed. Japanese knotweed is one of the most misidentified plants, which can lead to costly errors for homeowners or mortgage advisors further down the line. While we would recommend getting a certified surveyor to your property to examine any suspected Japanese knotweed growth, but here are a couple of signs that […]

The Best Time To Treat Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed is similar to any other weed – it is best treated in the spring and summer, when the rain is less likely to wash away any herbicide-based treatment. Excavation can be carried out year-round, if the location of the weed has been established. The treatment protocol we follow here at Japanese Knotweed Expert is detailed below. May – […]

Will My Surveyor Check For Japanese Knotweed?

A surveyor will check for any problems in the house but will they check the garden? Will my surveyor check for Japanese knotweed? Certified Surveyors At different stages in your property’s development, you may have different surveyors visit your property. Japanese knotweed should be identified by a trained surveyor who has completed specialist training, such as the CSJK (Certificated Surveyor […]

The Continuing Spread of Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed was initially indigenous to Japan, China and Korea – it has now spread worldwide, and it is listed by the World Conservation Union as one of the world’s worst invasive species. Read on below for how this weed left Japan and spread worldwide! Europe Japanese knotweed was bought to Europe by the physician and botanist, Phillipp Franz Balthasar […]

Everyone Selling A House Needs To Read This…

Are you selling your house? Japanese knotweed effects 1 in 20 properties in the UK. So when you are asked to fill out the Ta6 form version 4 because you are selling your property be very careful about answering the question on Japanese knotweed! Why? I here you ask, because Japanese knotweed on average depreciates a house by 10% that […]

Rental Agreements & Japanese Knotweed

When taking out a rental agreement, the garden or Japanese knotweed can be the last thing on your, or your landlord’s mind. You are excited about the property and moving in, you agree the deposit, sign everything off and then realise that you have a very broad clause in your tenancy agreement, saying that you will take ‘reasonable care’ of […]