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.Find out more
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 the following options:
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
Please find a list of frequently asked questions we are often asked.
To find out more please contact us on: Cornwall 01872 500909, Devon – 01392 927390, Somerset – 01278 247869.
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?