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What is a P35 Expert Report?

A P35 Expert Report is a legal document which is produced in court. It includes all of the information about your particular case of Japanese Knotweed. You would normally need a P35 Expert Report when Japanese Knotweed has crossed a boundary or has caused some liability for one of the parties. This would include a neighbouring property being devalued due to the Japanese knotweed being present on a neighbouring property. This, therefore, might mean that to take your case to court, you need expert documents to prove liability. All our P35 Expert Reports are PCA compliant and in accordance with PD 35 and CPR 35 regulations. This ensures that we provide the most accurate and helpful information in your court case. We work in conjunction with solicitors all over the country to ensure that their clients are provided with an accurate and impartial account of any Japanese Knotweed issues.

What do we do?

Our duty, as the experts, is to provide the court with the correct information required in our field of expertise. As such, our reports contain all of the information the court will require when reaching a verdict and we treat each case with the utmost care and comprehensibility to ensure the desired result is achieved. We are available to answer any questions which may arise, either from yourself or the court, ensuring a full and informed view is given to the members of the jury. Being one of the few companies in the UK that can deal with P35 Expert Reports AND is PCA accredited means that we will be held accountable to the standards set by the PCA, to ensure that we meet your expectations and more! If required, we can also appear in court as the expert witness to answer any questions. We have a full list of our qualifications and accreditations here.

What is included in our reports?

We can work on a joint or single party basis and will ensure that you receive your P35 Expert Report within 48 hours of us going out to the site. This quick turnaround will be fundamental in arguing your case! As our experts have years of experience and knowledge, we will be able to answer any queries you may have throughout the entire process. We work diligently on all cases to ensure that you have valid and comprehensive information to present to the court.

The reports are written solely by ourselves, so you can be sure that the content has not been influenced by the opinions of any external parties. This is crucial as the court will require a source which is completely informative and unbiased. If this is not the case, then the report will be declared as void.

Our reports include but are not limited to:

  • A site assessment
  • Recommendations for treatment or removal
  • Conclusions
  • Report basis

Get in touch

Get in touch today if you need advice or a P35 Expert Report. Either fill out a contact form here or give us a call on 01782 479444.

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What is Japanese Knotweed?

Japanese knotweed is a fast-growing, invasive weed. It is relatively attractive to the eye and especially attractive to insects. Japanese knotweed can remain dormant for over twenty years, but once it begins to grow, it can spread at a length of 1.2 metres per month. It develops a series of underground roots and shoots, referred to as rhizomes, which can grow out for several metres from the original stand. It is characteristic by its hollow, purple stems and heart-shaped leaves. If you would like to know what Japanese Knotweed looks like in the Winter, carry on reading!

Japanese Knotweed in the winter

Japanese knotweed displays certain characteristics in the winter to make it more recognisable to the public.  As we move into winter, the leaves of Japanese Knotweed will fall from the plant and the canes will die off. The canes turn brown and have a dark orange centre. The canes stay standing throughout the winter months and can occasionally be seen amongst new stands in the summer.

What do I do if I think I have Japanese Knotweed?

If you think you have Japanese knotweed on your property- do not touch it. It can cause serious damage to your property and the surrounding environment, and the attempted removal of it can have serious environmental and legal implications. If you aren’t sure, and need professional advice on identifying Japanese knotweed, please contacts us.

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We are pleased to announce that we are now BALI accredited!

What is BALI?

Bali Japanese Knotweed Expert

The British Association of Landscape Industries is established to promote, support and inspire all professional landscapers, garden designers and landscape suppliers to be leaders of an environmentally, ethically and commercially sustainable landscape industry.

BALI is the leading Trade Association for the nation’s landscape professionals and delivers exceptional business, technical and promotional support to their

They have over 900 professional landscapers, landscape contractors, grounds maintenance contractors, interior landscapers, gardeners and garden designers listed as active members who have been fully vetted and approved members.

Their members have specialist skills in tree work, disabled gardens, garden design, gardening, fencing, hard landscaping, soft landscaping, turf and lawn care, artificial turf, trees and shrubs, hydroseeding, interiorscapes, drainage, groundworks, roof gardens and sports grounds and maintenance to name a few.

(Taken from the BALI website)

What this means to you

By Japanese Knotweed Expert having a BALI Accreditation, it gives our customers peace of mind that they are using a reliable company to complete their invasive weed removal.  To become a member, you have to sign up to their Code of Conduct, which is a pledge to carry out our business to the very highest industry standard. We invest money in training our staff and adhere to all health and safety regulations. By choosing us to complete your work, you can be assured of professional excellence, value for money and outstanding customer service. Please follow this link to see our profile on the BALI website: http://www.bali.org.uk/organisation/organisation_detail.jhps.html

Contact Us

If you would like to have your garden landscaped by a BALI Accredited company, please get in touch with us.

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Japanese Knotweed Removal in Warwick

Japanese Knotweed Removal in Bootle - New Growth and Heart shaped leavesDo you require Japanese Knotweed removal in Warwick? Then look no further Japanese Knotweed Expert is the company for you! With over 18 years’ experience, extensive knowledge and PCA accreditation, you can rest assured that any Japanese Knotweed outbreak will be treated effectively!

This invasive weed is rapid growing and can overtake your garden in no time. It can grow up to 1.2 metres per month during the growing session, causing damage to your property and possibly your neighbours. However, come the winter it dies back and can give the impression that it is gone but it will come back with vengeance again in the spring.

Can you treat Japanese Knotweed yourself? We would highly recommend that you DO NOT carry out DIY treatment of Japanese Knotweed! Why? New growth of Japanese Knotweed can be caused by the smallest piece of rhizome, about a fingernail size. It is also illegal to fly tip it and you a not allowed to dispose of it in your green waste bin. The disposal of Japanese Knotweed is very controlled to ensure further growth does not occur.

If you are in the process of selling or buying a property, mortgage lenders will require a certified company with the necessary qualifications and documentation to show that the Japanese Knotweed it being treated. Unless this is shown they may decline the mortgage.

We can provide you with a site survey and management plan, both of which are recognised by mortgage companies. The site survey outlines the location of the Japanese Knotweed, the risks to the site and any recommendations. Whereas the management plan details the best treatment method and the costs involved in the Japanese Knotweed removal.

Along with these documentations, many lenders will look for a 10-year insurance backed guarantee on any eradication work carried out on the Japanese Knotweed.

Contact us today for assistance with Japanese Knotweed removal in Warwick.

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Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Southam

Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Great MalvernJapanese Knotweed is a common invasive weed that is found throughout the UK, therefore removal of Japanese Knotweed in Southam is necessary.

Many of you may be wondering what is Japanese Knotweed? It is an invasive weed, which is fast growing and can spread at a rate of 1.2 metres per month. Its effects are not limited to the foliage above ground, but also to the root systems underground. Its extensive roots, which are known as rhizomes, can grow out from the original standby several metres. These roots are strong and can break through paving, tarmac, foundations and walls. Therefore, the removal of Japanese Knotweed is highly recommended.

Japanese Knotweed is deceiving in its appearance. To look at it is very pleasing to the eye. It has large heart-shaped leaves and red stems. In late summer it has a lovely small white flower. Because of its attractive nature, it is also very attractive to insects. To learn more about how to identify Japanese Knotweed, click here.

As mentioned above it grows rapidly and is very invasive, so don’t be deceived by its appearance!

It is important to carry out the removal of Japanese Knotweed in Southam, as soon as Japanese Knotweed has been identified. There are many laws and legislation’s surrounding Japanese Knotweed, therefore we highly recommend that you call in the expert to deal with your outbreak. For example, if you dispose of Japanese knotweed in your household or green waste bin you could have a fine and even a prison sentence!

The Japanese Knotweed Expert

As the Japanese Knotweed Expert, we ensure that we are up to date with all the laws surrounding Japanese knotweed. We also ensure that our surveys and management plan reports are in line with the PCA and RICs guidelines. This ensures that you have the most effective treatment course is carried out.

To arrange your site survey for the removal of Japanese Knotweed in Southam, contact us today!

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Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Shipston-on-Stour

Is anyone concerned about the removal of Japanese Knotweed in Shipston-on-Stour? Japanese Knotweed has become a growing problem for many residents not just in Shipston-on-Stour but throughout the country.

This invasive nature of this plant means that it quickly spreads and causes damage to surrounding buildings. As many may know it is not illegal to have it growing on your land, however, it is illegal to allow it to grow onto a neighbouring property or to fly tip soil containing Japanese Knotweed. These actions mentioned above only further the spread of Japanese Knotweed.

There are many laws that surround Japanese Knotweed, especially when disposing of Japanese Knotweed. There is specific guideline also set out by the PCA (Property Care Association) and RICs to ensure the safe and effective removal of Japanese Knotweed.

Japanese Knotweed Removal

As a company, we ensure that we stay up to date and follow the laws and legislation involving Japanese Knotweed. Meaning that you as the customer get the best possible service.

Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Ross-on-Wye

For many of our clients who require removal of Japanese knotweed in Shipston-on-Stour, there are several treatment options, these include:

  • Herbicide Treatment
  • Combined Treatment Methods
  • Excavation and Removal
  • Permanent Burial

To learn more about these removal methods, click here.

The most common method of treatment is found to be herbicide treatment, as it usually is the least costly, but is still effective and reliable in removing the Japanese Knotweed. The herbicide is injected or sprayed onto the Japanese Knotweed, depending on numerous factors. If the Japanese Knotweed is located near a watercourse, then the herbicide is injected to ensure the water is not contaminated. This is just one example.

Our PCA qualified surveyor will be able to carry out a full assessment of the site, to ensure the correct and most effective method/s of treatment are used for each outbreak.

If you require removal of Japanese Knotweed in Shipston-on-Stour, then contact us today on 0800 1337 444. Our experienced team will be happy to assist.

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Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Rugby

Did you know that Japanese Knotweed is recognised as one of the most invasive species of plant in Britain today? We have over 20 years of experience, as well as all the necessary qualifications. We also ensure that we keep up to date with all the necessary laws and standards that affect Japanese Knotweed removal.Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Solihull

Are you uncertain if it is Japanese Knotweed that is growing on your land? Then you needn’t worry anymore. We offer a free photo identification service which you can access via our online contact formWe have found that some cases of Japanese Knotweed have been misidentified and have been left to grow and become more destructive, much to the property owners horror!

If it is found that you have Japanese Knotweed growing on your land, then we are more than happy to assist you with treatment or advice.

The first steps to go ahead would be to have a site survey report completed. This would give us details of the Knotweed, i.e.

  • Age of stands
  • If the stands have been pre-treated
  • If the Knotweed has caused structural damage
  • RICS assessment
  • Site plan

This would mean we would have a detailed report which could be sent to mortgage lenders as your official declaration if it is required.

Depending on your status, you may wish to eradicate the Knotweed, this may be due to you wanting to sell your property or re-mortgage it. In this instant, we would recommend a management plan be put in place. This would be your quote to eradicate the Japanese Knotweed and would ensure that you have a full risk assessment as well as a breakdown of the costs involved to you.

Do you require Japanese Knotweed removal in Rugby? Then contact us today on 0800 1337 444.

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Japanese Knotweed Removal in Nuneaton

Japanese Knotweed Removal in Stourport-on-SevernHave you ever wondered about Japanese Knotweed removal in Nuneaton? Read on to learn more about this invasive weed!

Japanese Knotweed was originally brought over to the UK by the Victorians. It was often used as an ornamental plant and along railway embankments. However, they did not realise its invasive nature!

With its large heart-shaped leaves and small white flowers, it may look like a lovely plant to have in your garden. However, Japanese Knotweed can grow up to 3 metres in the summer! Its roots system can also spread out several metres, breaking through concrete, walls and foundations in the process.

Therefore, Japanese Knotweed removal in Nuneaton is important. Japanese Knotweed cannot be cut down and deposited in your garden waste bin, as this is against the law. As this will further the growth and the outbreaks throughout the UK. As a result, Japanese Knotweed is often spread by people fly-tipping contaminated soil, as removal is costly. However, it is not as costly as a fine and possible imprisonment for allowing it spread.

The smallest remnant of a Japanese Knotweed rhizome, approximately the size of a fingernail can cause new growth to occur. Therefore, calling in the experts is a MUST!

As the Japanese Knotweed Expert, we are the company for you! We have been dealing with Japanese Knotweed outbreaks for many years. Our experienced and knowledgeable team will be able to assist you in dealing with your Japanese Knotweed.

Contact us today!

The friendly office team would be your first point of contact, they will be able to offer advice and book you in for a site survey. Our PCA qualified surveyor will carry out the site survey to identify the Japanese Knotweed. From this, a full management plan can be put into place for Japanese Knotweed removal.

Don’t let your Japanese Knotweed outbreak linger on! Contact us today to start your Japanese Knotweed removal in Nuneaton.

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Japanese Knotweed Removal in Middle Quinton

When it comes to Japanese Knotweed removal in Middle Quinton, it is important that you choose the correct Japanese Knotweed expert. There are many laws and legislation that surround Japanese Knotweed. It can also easily be spread by the smallest piece of rhizome; therefore, the correct removal and disposal of knotweed is needed.

Japanese Knotweed Removal in Telford - Growing through TarmacDisposing of Japanese Knotweed irresponsibly or fly tipping is illegal as Japanese Knotweed MUST be disposed of at a licensed landfill site. As mentioned the smallest piece of rhizome the size of a fingernail can cause new growth to occur. By allowing Japanese Knotweed to spread in this manner is illegal.

If your Japanese Knotweed is growing by a watercourse or source it is even more important to follow the necessary guidelines and have the qualifications to treat it. As a small piece of the plant can be taken downstream and can settle allowing a new growth of Japanese Knotweed to occur! It is also important when treating Japanese Knotweed near a water source to use the correct treatment method. If herbicide treatment is being carried out on the Japanese Knotweed, it is important that the water is not contaminated by the herbicide. Therefore, injection of the herbicide is used, ensuring the plant is effectively treated, but the water is not contaminated.

There are several methods for Japanese Knotweed removal in Middle Quinton, these include:

  • Herbicide treatment – as mention above this can be done by injection or spraying, or a combination of both.
  • Excavation and Removal – commonly used on commercial sites where building work is being completed.
  • Permanent Burial – a quick and efficient method that is often used when there is enough space on site to excavate and bury the Knotweed within a root barrier.
  • Combined Treatment Methods – there are several treatment methods that can be combined to ensure an effective treatment of Japanese Knotweed.

If you require Japanese Knotweed removal in Middle Quinton, contact us today!

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Removal of Japanese Knotweed in Henley-In-Arden

Although not a heavily infested county, removal of Japanese Knotweed in Henley-In-Arden is known to be quite common, with local hot spots being reported. Japanese Knotweed is a perennial plant that forms dense stands of tall, hollow, speckled canes during summer and can damage hard surfaces such as tarmac as it grows. It can grow through the floors of houses, occasionally even through the foundations.

Stem injection can be one of the most effective methods when wanting to eradicate Japanese knotweed, but this can only be carried out by a highly trained expert. This works by spraying and injecting a translocating herbicide on both the inside and outside of the weed. This ensures the eradication of this invasive weed from your site. To learn more about ‘Our Eradication Process’ click here.

Not only is herbicide treatment an effective method to remove Japanese Knotweed but there are also other treatment options like excavation, permanent burial and combined method. Click here to learn more about these treatment services we offer.

If you suspect you need the removal of Japanese knotweed in Henley-In-Arden, from off your property, don’t fret. All you need to do is call 0800 1337 444 and with our expert knowledge and experience, we have all the information and equipment needed to eradicate the invasive weed.