Speedy, professional comprehensive service. Southwest Knotweed provided a programme of works and insurance backed guarantee which allowed my house sale to go through in Devon.
—Alex Brown, Exeter
10 year warranty
Our Insurance Backed Guarantee for homeowners, is recognised by mortgage companies / solicitors, (whether you are buying or selling a property), in the knowledge that the Japanese Knotweed is guaranteed to be dealt with by a professional PCA contractor.
Buying or selling a house?
On the following pages you will find the steps you need to take for getting mortgage compliant, guaranteed, Knotweed removal and certificate.
We charge £250 + VAT for a specialist Japanese Knotweed Report (residential properties only up to 1 acre). We normally carry out a Japanese Knotweed Survey and have the report back to you within 3 working days. Please call for commercial surveys. Once you have received the report and are happy to proceed with the treatment programme, just give Southwest Knotweed a call.
If you are buying or selling a property that has Japanese Knotweed within its boundaries or on land adjacent to your property some lenders may require a comprehensive survey (Japanese Knotweed Management Plan) to support any application for a mortgage.
Treatment options depend on certain key factors for example; if there is no immediate construction planned or any urgent pressing need to remove the Japanese Knotweed then it can be controlled with a Herbicide Application Program (HAP). Southwest Knotweed have the experience and knowledge to carry out all necissary Japanese Knotweed removal treatments.
✔ Japanese Knotweed Herbicide Treatment
✔ Japanese Knotweed Stockpiling
✔ Japanese Knotweed Screening
✔ Japanese Knotweed Rhizome fragmentation and cultivation, including crown removal
✔ Japanese Knotweed Burial
✔ Japanese Knotweed Install Root Barrier
Japanese Knotweed Problem? Let us find a solution.
Commercial and domestic services. Mortgage reports for buying or selling you home.
Please find a list of frequently asked questions we are often asked.
What is Japanese knotweed? How does Japanese knotweed grow? How do you identify Japanese knotweed? How do you get rid of Japanese knotweed? Can I get rid of Japanese knotweed myself? How is Japanese knotweed spread? Is Japanese knotweed harmful to humans? I am looking to buy or sell a house which has Japanese knotweed, what next? Is it difficult to get a mortgage if a house I am buying has Japanese knotweed?
What does Japanese knotweed do? How do you kill Japanese knotweed? Why is the Japanese knotweed a problem? What type of damage is caused by Japanese knotweed? Can Japanese knotweed come up through concrete, cavity walls, driveways, asphalt or block paving? Can Japanese knotweed damage buildings? Can Japanese knotweed damage sewers, pipes and drains? Can you help me with Japanese knotweed Identification? Where is the Japanese knotweed from? Why was Japanese knotweed introduced to the UK?
“We regularly work with Richard and his team and can’t recommend them highly enough. They are extremely knowledgeable of their subject and have a straight forward and no nonsense approach to giving advice, which is always reassuring to our clients and purchasers” — Savills estate agents
Southwest Knotweed service both commercial and residential clients.
Contact your local knotweed removal contractor in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset or Bristol.