Japanese knotweed Domestic property services

Knotweed services UK offer the cheapest Japanese knotweed removal service around. The removal costs for an average 3 bed room house are from only £380 per treatment!*

Japanese knotweed has been and continues to be a serious problem for many home owners. Unfortunately there aren’t any quick-fix solutions to ensure (immediate) Japanese knotweed removal. There are many chemicals on the market – many of them advertised on TV such as RoundUp but these are much, much weaker than the products available to knotweed services UK. We also have extensive amounts of experience.

Other methods that we employ for our domestic Japanese knotweed removal solutions are stem injections. This is where we use a specially designed “gun” or “injection” to apply the chemicals in an extremely focused area (this in turn, prevents the chemicals from having a negative effect on the surrounding plants and environment).

There are many other methods that we employ in our battle against Japanese knotweed. You can see our full range of removal methods here.

Japanese knotweed has now come to the attention of many banks and building societies. They have refused mortgages on properties that have been (or are in danger of being) affected by Japanese knotweed. However guidance (in the form of an information paper – available to download from us here) published by RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has begun to change this trend.

With the addition of better guidance for surveyors undertaking mortgage valuations, the RICS guidance has helped establish a system to help surveyors and mortgage lenders to determine and understand the risks associated with Japanese knotweed growing on or near a property.

Mortgage providers and banks are now aware of companies like knotweed services UK and are up to date with how removal works and what methods are effective. Ensuring the correct treatment carried out by a professional company like ourselves, in most instances removes the mortgage and lending barriers.

There are 4 categories of risk that the RICS guidance outlines:

  1. Japanese knotweed was not seen on this property, but it can be seen on a neighbouring property or land where it was more than 7 metres away from the boundary.
  2. Japanese knotweed was not seen within the boundaries of this property, but it was seen on a neighbouring property or land. Here, it was within 7 metres of the boundary, but more than 7 metres away from habitable spaces, conservatory and/or garage of the subject property.
  3. Although Japanese knotweed is present within the boundaries of the property, it is more than 7 metres from a habitable space, conservatory, and/or garage. If there is damage to outbuildings, associated structures, paths and boundary walls and fences, it is minor.Further investigations by an appropriately qualified and/or experienced person are required
  4. Japanese knotweed is within 7 metres of a habitable space, conservatory and/or garage, either within the boundaries of this property or in a neighbouring property or space;

    and/or

    Japanese knotweed is causing serious damage to outbuildings, associated structures, drains, paths, boundary walls and fences and so on.

    Further investigations by an appropriately qualified and/or experienced person are required.

Where the risk category states that further investigations should be undertaken by an appropriately qualified person – this is where knotweed services UK can help. We have significant experience in successfully helping people who are seeking a mortgage on properties affected by Japanese knotweed.

Are you trying to purchase or sell a property that has been affected or potentially can be affected by Japanese knotweed? If you are then please contact us today – we can help.

We can help you in identifying whether or not you have a Japanese knotweed problem. All you need to do is contact us and we can talk you through the identification process. If we identify that you have a Japanese knotweed problem we can successfully utilise a management plan for Japanese knotweed removal.

Most domestic Japanese knotweed infestations can be eradicated by herbicide spraying. This is the cheapest option but will usually take several years (2-4 years, or occasionally longer, depending on the maturity and area covered by knotweed).

As stated previously: Knotweed services UK offer the cheapest Japanese knotweed removal service around. The removal costs for an average 3 bed room house are from only £380 per treatment!*

*Pending surveyors report

Some of the people we have helped…