Family cannot sell home due to knotweed

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A family in Birmingham have been unable to sell their home due to a Japanese Knotweed infestation growing next door. The infestation next door is threatening their homes foundations.

The infestation is a problem because Japanese Knotweed can damage foundations and grow through concrete and drains, causing serious structural damage to someones home.

As per the report on the Daily Mail – Knotweed can grow up-to 8 inches a day during the summer months. The report also states that Knotweed can be very expensive to clear. Whilst it’s true that Japanese Knotweed can be difficult to eradicate, a professional company such as Knotweed Services have the professional equipment, experience and skilled staff to handle such an infestation.

We also provide a GPI backed warranty meaning that once work has started, it’s not impossible to sell your home. Many newspaper articles spread fear but getting in touch us directly, often puts our clients at ease because we can eradicate your Japanese Knotweed problem and we can help you sell your home without you having to break your bank!

If you have Knotweed or suspect you have Knotweed (or your next door neighbour has an infestation that threatens your home – we can help. It is an offence for a neighbours infestation to impact your property).

Call us on 0800 689 4146 to find out more or fill in the form on this page.

Remember, Japanese knotweed is not spread by seed, therefore, preventing access to the area should halt the knotweed’s ability to spread. It spreads by disrupting it and even a tiny piece of Japanese Knotweed will grow on soil – no matter how poor or infertile.

Japanese knotweed continues to be featuring heavily in the news (radio, TV and news papers). The government has recently introduced laws and penalties for those that don’t manage their Japanese knotweed invasion. You can now be fined upto £2500 (£20,000 if you’re a company) and receieve an ASBO!!

Discovering Japanese Knotweed on or around your property can be quite distressing. Knotweed Services UK understand that no one wants to be told their property is worth less because of an aggressive weed in their garden however Japanese Knotweed will inevitably devalue your property. Eradicating it yourself would be very difficult and would require lots of time researching the plant properly. It would also require you to purchase expensive equipment, that’s why we strongly suggest using a specialist contractor such as ourselves. We have the professional training and experience to effectively eradicate any Japanese Knotweed infestation.

Knotweed Services UK are PCA approved. The PCA is a government approved trade body for “the damp, waterproofing, wood preservation and invasive weeds industries”. As a member of the PCA we are required to adhere to strict standards in order to receive PCA membership. The application for membership is detailed and thorough. It is for these reasons that any company approved by the PCA can be trusted to provide the most effective solutions for Japanese knotweed removal. To find out more about the PCA please click here.

Please watch the video below to find out the benefits of choosing a PCA approved Japanese knotweed contractor:

If you are trying to sell your property and your surveyor finds Japanese Knotweed on their initial report you are sure to run into problems. The process may be delayed or cancelled all together. This does not have to be the case. In order to sell your property you may need a management plan to be in place; this plan will show that you are dealing with your Japanese Knotweed infestation and that it will not be a problem by the time the plan is completed. We will create a personal management plan for every customer. The plans are very in depth and are backed by our warranty meaning you can sleep easy knowing that your infestation is being taken care of.

If you are a homeowner who has found Japanese Knotweed on or around your property let us know as soon as you can. The sooner we know the sooner we can eradicate your Japanese Knotweed. Or if you are surveyor and need a management plan to be created we can also do this for you, saving you the time.


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