Most people haven’t even heard of Japanese knotweed. When they are told by their conveyancing surveyor that the plant is in their garden, they usually get the impression that they will not be able to sell their property. The most common question we get asked when people first contact us is what will the Japanese Knotweed removal cost be.
Most of our customers have discovered they have Japanese Knotweed after a conveyancing survey has been conducted for the sale of their property. This can be quite scary hearing this, naturally knowing the Japanese Knotweed removal cost is quite high up on their agenda.
The usual sequence of events that we see, when someone thinks they have Japanese Knotweed or is told they have it, is as follows. They Google Japanese Knotweed to find pictures of Japanese Knotweed, Japanese knotweed removal cost and how serious can it be. The internet is somewhere that can cause hysteria, panic and makes things seem much worse than they are.
If someone suspects they have Japanese Knotweed in their garden or that of a neighbour that could cause a problem with their property. The best thing to do is ring a specialist, either ourselves or anyone else that specialises in the removal of Japanese Knotweed. We provide the management plans and insurance backed guarantee’s that mortgage lenders and conveyancing surveyors require.
Whilst Japanese knotweed can be initially a frightening thing to find out about, we are here to reassure you. Through a site survey, we can quickly and simply identify it and produce a plan of action to get rid of it.
Another thing we come across frequently is alarmed customers ringing us saying they have read something on the internet or have been told something. A lot of the time the things they are worrying about are false claims. Please get in touch with ourselves or another specialist to get the facts and also to seek reassurance. We deal with Japanese Knotweed on a daily basis and have the knowledge and expertise to help.
We tend to find that in around 80% of cases when a conveyancing surveyor suspects Japanese Knotweed they are actually wrong! This isn’t a case of them not knowing what they are talking about, but simply if they suspect it could be, they are best getting an expert involved to verify one way or the other. If it is missed, it could be a costly fix in the future. So, it is important to catch it as soon as possible.
Japanese Knotweed removal cost is something that differs on a case by case basis. It depends on the area covered if it requires several parties to be involved and much more. What we can say is that a survey costs £150. This is conducted by one of our surveyors and a full report is issued to you after. This can be then provided to your conveyancing surveyor. Whilst we appreciate that £150 is still a substantial amount of money, the peace of mind and reassurance that comes with that is worth the spend. If we don’t find Japanese knotweed to be present it has saved you money and time. If we do find it, the cost of the survey will be deducted from any removal work that we do for you.
One of the things we pride ourselves in, at Japanese Knotweed Northwest is free advice. If you suspect you have Japanese Knotweed and want to talk through your options, worst and best case scenario. Give us a call, we don’t charge for advice and our aim is to reassure you and help you be safe in the knowledge that whatever the situation, it can be sorted. Whilst Japanese Knotweed removal cost will be high on your agenda, it might not even get to that stage. We may have been able to decide via a picture sent to us that you do not, in fact, have Japanese Knotweed.
In some circumstances, we may still need to visit your property, this can be the case especially if a conveyancing surveyor has suspected that Japanese Knotweed may be present. This is a stipulation of the mortgage and we will have to visit your property and provide a survey to satisfy their request.
If, after we have carried out a site survey, we have identified that you do in fact have Japanese Knotweed, our report will include the following; information about our company, photographs of the Japanese Knotweed, relevant legislation, a plan view of your property, a RICS chart (identifying the severity and risk factors) and a recommended treatment plan.
As mentioned above, sometimes a mortgage company or conveying surveyor will insist on a survey report even if Japanese Knotweed isn’t identified. In this instance, we will still provide a report that provides information for the mortgage provider to ensure your mortgage can proceed.
In our experience, good turnaround times from us can ensure that property sales can continue to proceed. The last thing we want is for you to have to wait for a survey, then a further delay for a report, which could all lead to you losing the property you are purchasing. That is why we will aim to get a survey conducted in the following few days. Our survey report will be with you the same day the survey is conducted in most instances, allowing you to proceed with a property sale as soon as possible.
To summarise whether you have been told you have Japanese Knotweed or think you have Japanese Knotweed, get in touch with a specialist such as ourselves today. We will provide you with reassurance and help you identify if you do in fact have Japanese Knotweed in a timely manner. Japanese Knotweed removal cost varies from property to property, but our site survey remains the same at £200. Providing you with reassurance and the ability to sell your property. You can contact us directly by ringing 0161 883 0666 where one of our team will be able to help. Alternatively, via our contact form.