As problematic and difficult as Japanese Knotweed is, it can be safely, effectively and relatively cheaply removed and controlled.
Taylor Total Weed Control Ltd trading as Japanese Knotweed Ltd has a successful 15 year track record of identifying and implementing appropriate and cost effective treatment programs to control Japanese knotweed.
We work in accordance with the Environment Agency’s code of practice for controlling Japanese knotweed (JK); we have the relevant NPTC - PCA – CHAS, qualifications and appropriate licences for the application of the relevant herbicides etc. and are registered with the Environment Agency under the carriage of waste regulations 2011. Registration number CB/UM3984NA.
Treating & controlling the invasive weeds such as Japanese knotweed is a relatively straight forward process which Taylor Total Weed Control Ltd have been successfully carrying out for many years. We are experienced and most importantly members of the PCA whose code of practice and standards are recognized and accepted by mortgage lenders, Building societies and local authorities. All of our surveyors and technicians are PCA qualified.
MAKE SURE THE COMPANY HAS THE RIGHT QUALICATIONS & IS A PCA MEMBER
Please be wary of companies who say that they are qualified to treat knotweed. Not all of them have the relevant qualifications, accreditation or insurance etc. to guarantee their work to the satisfaction of the various lenders, banks and solicitors. It is pointless paying for a survey, report and treatment program if it cannot be backed up by acceptable guarantees from competent contractors that satisfy the solicitors/banks and lenders. You may be wasting money using a company who is not a member of the PCA
Estimates, Surveys and Treatment Plans- do they cost anything?
Most people want to know how much it is going to cost and how quickly can it be controlled or removed.
1st step. Confirm it is Japanese Knotweed – send photographs if you have them and measure the area covered by the contamination and answer as many of the questions listed at the end of this email.
2nd step. If it is Japanese Knotweed - How quickly do you want it removed or controlled? The various treatment options are described in much greater detail on this web site and in our free information pack
3rd step. If you have been asked for a report or survey find out what level of detail is required in that report.
Free quotation and assessment based on information supplied.
If you can provide some basic information, send some photographs to us, measure & describe the size of the Japanese Knotweed contamination, its location in relation to any property, we can give you a free estimate for the appropriate treatment option and budget costs. Answers the questions on the bottom of this page and send the information to - firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks of not taking action.
Japanese Knotweed spreads by means of its underground rhizomes (stems) new stems can emerge several metres from the original stem – the closer it emerges nearer to your property the less attractive it may become to a potential purchaser or to that purchasers’ lender. The above could have an impact on the value of your property. There is also the long term prospect of Knotweed spreading from your land to your neighbours and the neighbour taking legal action against you. Doing nothing is not the best option!
JAPANESE KNOTWEED: BASIC QUESTIONS
- Address where we can contact you (including post code)
- Contact details (Inc. tel number email etc.) and address of contaminated property if different.
- Are you buying or selling or just re mortgaging the property. If yes at what stage are you at - do you have a buyer?
- Has a Surveyor/Agent been to inspect the property and have they seen knotweed? - What type and level of survey has the surveyor bank or other lender asked you to supply?
- Can you e mail photographs to us? Where is the contamination? Is it inside your boundary?
- If it's inside your boundary: How close is the nearest Japanese Knotweed stem to your building? How large is the area of contamination? Is there any JK on any neighbouring properties as well?
- If the Japanese Knotweed is not inside the boundary of your property. Is it on adjacent property/land. How close is the Japanese Knotweed to the boundary between you and your neighbours land and how large is the area that is contaminated?
- Drawing a straight line from your property to the area of contamination How far is the boundary from your property and how far from the boundary to the nearest area of contamination on your neighbours land.
- If Japanese Knotweed contamination is on a neighbour’s property you may need to discuss the contamination with the neighbour and point out their responsibilities to control Japanese Knotweed on their land. You may need to ask them to treat their contamination and you need to ensure they are using a competent contractor. We cannot treat JK on neighbouring land unless you or your neighbour agrees to pay or allows you to pay to treat the neighbours land and we must also have the neighbour’s permission.
If you have any problems answering these questions please do not hesitate to call us and we can go through them with you.