Suffolk Essex

Ipswich Colchester

Manningtree, Brantham Felixstowe Chelsmford

Braintree Clacton. Frinton Hadleigh Woodbridge


Clear advice.

Many of these cases have made the news and heightened the sense of danger caused by knotweed. In March 2012 RICS (Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors) published an information paper, Japanese Knotweed and Residential Property, supported by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Building Society Association, to help lenders and surveyors accurately assess the risk caused by Knotweed and to provide clear advice on how to identify, assess and treat it. At lenders’ insistence and facilitated by RICS, a representative trade body for Japanese Knotweed treatment firms, the Invasive Weeds Control Group, was established at the same time by the Property Care Association (PCA). In March 2013 the PCA published a Code of Practice for the treatment of Japanese Knotweed which is now the benchmark for the residential treatment industry. RICS risk assessment of Japanese Knotweed is as follows,

Mortgage overreaction.

It is a sad fact that a number of people have been blighted by Japanese Knotweed when they have tried to move house.

With banks and building societies refusing to lend mortgages on properties affected by Japanese Knotweed, in some of these cases when the infestation is on adjacent land no where near habitable space!

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica)