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Japanese Knotweed Removal London

Removing and Disposal of Japanese Knotweed

We are specialist Japanese Knotweed removal specialists, recognised contractors with Camden and other London councils. We provide commercial, residential and commercial clients with cost effective solutions for Japanese Knotweed eradication

Japanese KnotweedJapanese knotweed is the most invasive weed in the UK. causing major problems for property developers and home owners. Allowing Japanese Knotweed to spread has major cost implications and early treatment is recommended. Disputes between neighbouring properties may also lead to costly legal litigation.

The Dangers Posed By Japanese Knotweed

  • Causes significant delays to development projects
  • Damage caused to underground services and property
  • Causes serious damage to building structure
  • Responsible for serious drain blockages
  • Grows through concrete paving and tarmac
  • Damages building foundations
  • Planning Permission may be refused
  • Mortgages may be refused
  • Reduces land and property valuations
  • Chokes native plants, and reduces bio diversity

We will design and implement the best Japanese Knotweed management plan specific to your needs ensuring that the Japanese Knotweed infestation is eliminated permanently We have many hundreds of happy clients throughout London. Our prices offer real value for money and are amongst the cheapest in London.

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Eradication Methods

We are able to undertake comprehensive site surveys highlighting the locations of Japanese Knotweed infestation.

  • Herbicidal Treatments
  • Root Barrier Installation
  • Cell Barrier Installation
  • Dig and Dump

We will advise on the best methods for complete removal.One of the most important aspects when carrying out Japanese knotweed eradication is to regularly monitor the site for any further growth.

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Mortgages & Japanese Knotweed

Property owners have been forced to address the issue of Japanese knotweed on their land after finding their homes have become virtually unsellable because potential buyers were being refused mortgages over Japanese knotweed.

It has even been reported on some cases that banks have actually refused a mortgage on properties where the Japanese knotweed has been found growing on neighbouring land.

Home owners attempting to sell their properties have seen more than £10,000 wiped off the value of their property because of the presence of the weed.

The good news for property owners that the application an application will be approved if Japanese knotweed is removed and the homeowner obtains a written warranty

Japanese Knotweed Law

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA 1981) Section 14(2) - states that ‘if any person plants or otherwise causes to grow in the wild any plant which is included in Part II of Schedule 9, he shall be guilty of an offence.

Anyone convicted of an offence under Section 14 of the WCA 1981 may face a fine of £5,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment, or 2 years and/or an unlimited fine on indictment’. Japanese knotweed is listed in part II of the schedule.

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990) - Any Japanese knotweed contaminated soil or plant material that you intend to dispose of is classified as 'controlled waste' under the act.

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