Eradicating Japanese Knotweed in Heswall
Japanese Knotweed is recognised as one of them most invasive species of plant in Britain today. It was originally grown in the UK as an ornamental plant however, since then its spread has caused much unhappiness amongst prospective homeowners and developers.
Japanese Knotweed is a non-native plant that typically colonised volcanoes in Japan and it was brought over to Britain to help stabilise or hide railway embankments. In Japan indigenous insects help keep the plant under control, however in the UK there is nothing that can restrict its growth causing it to spread widely across the UK.
Japanese Knotweed’s presence could be enough to cut your property in Heswall by up to 20%. It massively affects buyers and sellers and those who are looking to re-mortgage their property. Although there are no set policies, if there is Japanese Knotweed on your property, it often leads to refusal by mortgage providers to lend. This therefore makes eradicating Japanese Knotweed a fundamental requirement.
If it is identified on a property survey, then a lender is likely to insist on a specialist report to be commissioned to eradicate the Japanese Knotweed.
Although DIY treatments are tempting, professionals are always recommended by surveyors and this is because mortgage lenders often require a fully qualified PCA Surveyor. This is because this is the qualification a mortgage company, or a local authority will need to see on any reports that are produced. Therefore, if you have Japanese Knotweed growing on your land then we would recommend you call the expert too!
If there is suspected Japanese Knotweed on your land then with our free identification service you can send us a picture, and we can identify your suspected plant for free! If it is Japanese Knotweed, then we are here to help! We offer a variety of different treatment methods to suit each client. We can assist in completing a site survey and a management plan for eradicating Japanese Knotweed in Heswall.
For further information on how we can help with eradicating Japanese Knotweed, contact us on 0800 1337 444.