Author: Lindsay Hardy
We were contacted by our client to conduct a survey at a residential property within the Birmingham area. Our client had concerns with a small area of Japanese Knotweed within their garden that had been treated historically.
A small zone of Japanese Knotweed – Approx. 1m2 was identified at this property within the Birmingham area following a survey. The client had been self treating the Knotweed for over 3-4 years. The knotweed continued to grow so it was decided by the client that an excavation would be proceeded with to excavate the root system and infested soils.
INSURANCE BACKED GUARANTEES (IBG’S)
Knotweed Services UK offer their insurance backed guarantees through Guarantee Protection Insurance Ltd (GPI). GPIs primary and founding product was IBG’s and they are in the industries leaders in Japanese Knotweed insurance. The package we recommended for this project is the is “designed to provide cover in the event that the insured remedial works fail, during the period of insurance, and the contractor has ceased to trade and is unable to honour claims on the written guarantee.” (GPI, 2017).
*Taking out an IBG is optional. However, if you are in the process of selling, an IBG is a requirement from the mortgage lenders.
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