We take pride in providing a professional, reliable and friendly service to Managing Agents, Landlords, Local Authorities, Housing Associations and many home owners.
As well as controlling Japanese knotweed we also provide other services – general weed spraying, bamboo control and removal and control of other invasive plant species, please see further below.
If you are unsure if you have Japanese knotweed, simply send a photograph of the suspected plant to us and we will confirm the identity for you. It is helpful for us if you provide a general photo of the plant and two detailed ones – in particular a photo of the leaves and a photo of the base of the stems. We provide this service for free.
Survey and quote:
If you live in London or the South East, and depending on the information you provide, we can visit and carry out a free survey and no obligation quote. Alternatively we can often provide a quote from the photographic information you have provided of the plant and the area where it is sited. This can be helpful if you are managing sites and are not based where the Japanese knotweed is located.
If you require a written identification report following a survey for mortgage purposes this can be provided at an additional cost.
Our treatment plans are tailored around your needs. Typically if you contact us in April and require a five year management plan as you are intending to sell your property, we will visit 2-3 times in the first year and thereafter at least twice a year to ensure complete control/eradication of the plant. The treatment plan is on the property and is automatically transferred to the new owners once you have provided us with their details.
To assist in selling your property and meeting the needs of the potential purchaser’s mortgage company we offer five or ten year management plans, as well as Insurance Backed Guarantees for that period of time.
We use a mixture of stem injection, spraying, and weed wiping depending upon the infestation ensuring that your knotweed is swiftly controlled.
Our prices typically start from £1,000 – £1,500 for a small area providing a five year management plan. The cost increases depending upon the area requiring treating.
Occasionally I have been requested to carry out one off treatments for small areas, where owners are not intending to sell and have simply identified a small amount of the plant which they wish to eradicate before it become established. Prices start from £100.
If you are intending to sell your property and require an Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG) then payment is to be upfront. This means we will continue to treat the knotweed once you have sold the property (assuming the new owners give us permission!).
For general five year management plans, payments are due at the start of each year on an annual basis.
- General weed spraying
- Bamboo control and removal (small areas)
- 3 cornered garlic
- Other invasive plant species, please ask
- Provide training in regard to identification of Japanese knotweed and other invasive plants to assist surveyors and Estate Agents in their site visits.