Those who aren’t able to manage the spread of Japanese Knotweed might be fined or be given anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos), the government has revealed.
Japanese knotweed is among the most harmful plants in the united kingdom.
The new guidelines indicate individuals can be fined as much as £2,500 if they fail to get it under control!
The fine is even larger for businesses that fall foul of the legislation and can be fined up to £20,000!!!!
Companies in Scotland and Northern Ireland curently have a legal obligation to stop invasive plants from growing into the wilderness or creating a nuisance.
The Home Office states that Japanese knotweed is threatening the United kingdom’s biodiversity by pushing out indigenous species and disturbing river banks. It can also co harm to forestry, farms, roads and buildings.
Japanese knotweed will grow through the road and result in architectural damage to homes. Japanese knotweed is especially hard to eliminate. It is extremely resilient and regrows strenuously after being cut down.
Avoid the ASBO and act now – Send your photos to us by filling in the form on this page (or by using any of our other contact methods).
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.