Legislation

Due to Japanese Knotweed’s aggressive regrowth when mishandled or disposed of improperly, Japanese Knotweed is governed by strict laws and guidelines which determine the way in which it should be treated and disposed of in the UK.

Japanese Knotweed Legislation – Introduction

Failure to use a licensed operative such as Japanese Knotweed Specialists could leave you liable to prosecution should you be in breach of the following:

  • Legalisation and Code of Practices currently covering Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed Code of Practice

  • EA Knotweed Code of Practice (Managing Knotweed on Development Sites)
  • PCA code of practice for the management of Japanese Knotweed

 

Testimonials

Our house purchase was held up when we were refused a mortgage at the valuation stage, when a survey commissioned by the bank showed that Japanese Knotweed could be present on the property. This really slowed down the process. It feels like an unreasonable extra expense and an unnecessary cost. Thankfully, Japanese Knotweed Specialists charged a very reasonable fee to carry out a Japanese Knotweed survey to find there was in fact no trace of the weed on the property, so the sale could go ahead. Thank you Japanese Knotweed Specialists. Property developer Peri, London
We recently purchased a property in the Bromley area. The initial mortgage valuation survey reported the presence of Japanese Knotweed growing on the railway embankment at the end of the garden. The mortgage lender advised that before they would consider approving our mortgage application, we would need to hire a JK specialist to inspect the growth and provide a detailed report on the findings. We duly approached Japanese Knotweed Specialists and Adam came round to carry out a survey. Thanks to his full and detailed report on the Knotweed, our lender was satisfied and (subject to a treatment programme being implemented) approved our application and we were able to proceed with the purchase. Japanese Knotweed Specialists have now commenced their 1st treatment to eradicate the JK and their service is always friendly and helpful. Mr Winsor, Bromley
Many thanks for such a speedy turnaround of this report. As I said yesterday, this has been an extremely worrying time for us, but the efficiency, professionalism and helpfulness shown by you and Tanya has been second to none, and has made a difficult situation that bit easier to handle. Arleen, Derby

Speak to one of our knotweed removal specialists now on 0800 122 3326