Buying or selling a house/property with knotweed?

Thursday 2nd February 2012

In the last week, we’ve been up and down the country, visiting locations including those in Telford, North Wales, Manchester, Bradford, Lincoln and through the midlands into London. We’ve been carrying out our scheduled winter treatments, meeting clients and potential clients. We’ve seen many sites with knotweed undergoing treatment and some that are only just starting to be treated.

However my thoughts today are concerning the situation that may arise when people or companies are buying or selling houses or property with knotweed. We’re glad to say that our treatment programmes have been recently approved by mortgage companies and by an Ombudsman. We’re pleased to be able to offer cost effective programmes, based on effective and approved practices.

So if you have knotweed in your garden and need a programme that is acceptable to mortgage companies – look no further!

Note: We advise clients who are buying or selling property to place the necessary funds for an eradication programme, with a proper third party – such as their solicitors - who can manage the Escrow account. This is usually a more cost effective alternative to options such as “Insurance Backed Warrantees or Guarantees” which are in reality a costly way of ensuring that the herbicide programme will happen if the contractor goes into administration. Mortgage companies (in our experience) are quite happy to accept the Escrow account, as this ensures that the work is properly done.

We currently have clients all around England and Wales and will be pleased to be able to offer you a free (no obligation) quotation. All our staff members are fully qualified to the relevant NPTC certification and our office has a BASIS qualified adviser (me!). We have £5 Million Public Liability insurance cover and years of experience. We have local staff based at Strategic points around the country based at such locations as Daventry in Northamptonshire, Manchester, East London and Worthing on the South Coast.

If you would like to talk to a professional about your knotweed problem, please call us. Our quotations are free and without obligation.

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