Japanese knotweed and mortgages.

Wednesday 25th May 2011

Recently the number of enquiries that we’ve been receiving about Japanese knotweed and mortgages has been increasing. We have been commissioned to survey sites and produce a proper detailed report about the Japanese knotweed infestations.

In many cases these reports are relatively straightforward; in other cases the property owner/developer has compromised the situation so severely that the potential purchaser may not be able to get a mortgage on the property.

At The Knotweed Company we have the expertise and experience to be able to evaluate the risk (based on the available evidence) and produce detailed reports, including estimates for the necessary remedial works.

For all developers with Japanese knotweed – whether large or small developments are planned – it is essential to: a) Follow the Japanese knotweed Code of Practice b) Employ a reputable expert contractor c) Record all works relating to Japanese knotweed in a Knotweed Management Plan.

If this is not done, then when the time comes to sell the house and a Surveyor detects (or suspects) that Japanese knotweed is present, how can you prove to the buyer that there is little/no risk to the property?

If you’re buying a new property with a known Japanese knotweed problem than ask to see the Knotweed Management Plan, this is a detailed document, that records what was done, when it was done and who by. As the solicitors say ‘Caveat Emptor’ (Let the buyer beware!).

So if you’re looking for a professional, cost effective Japanese knotweed contractor, that offers guarantees on their work – look no further. Our quotations are free and without obligation.

Whatever your weed problem, we’d be glad to hear from you and can offer solutions and competitive quotations throughout England and Wales.

Contact Brian Taylor on 01327 340770 or email me on my email