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7 Best Tips For Buying And Selling Your Home With Japanese Knotweed

Do you have a Japanese knotweed problem in your home? Are you planning to sell your home in the future? Well, here are the best 7 tips from Environet on how to sell your home fast with Japanese Knotweed. 

  1. How Big Is The Problem?

Are you worried about your Japanese knotweed problem? Well, you need to get a professional survey from Japanese knotweed specialists. They can diagnose the extent of the problem according to the guidelines and come up with an appropriate plan. If you are worried that you might have a problem but not sure how big it is yet don’t want to book a survey, you can always take a photograph and send it to the specialists. That way, you will have a better confirmation. 

  1. Responsibility And Cooperating With Neighbors 

If you are buying any property with Japanese knotweed, you need to know that it’s your responsibility to take care of it. You should know that it might spread to your neighbor’s property and could end up being a bigger problem. On the other hand, if the infestation came from your neighbors, it’s a good idea to communicate and come up with the best solutions. 

  1. Beware Of The Damage 

You should beware that Japanese Knotweed can decrease the value of your home. It might even make it unsellable. That’s why you should pay attention to it. Keep in mind that underground roots can grow a few meters into the drains and foundations causing extensive and unseen damage. Get a professional survey to assess the damage and find the best solutions. 

  1. Notify Your Mortgage Lender 

It’s not a good idea to pretend that you don’t have a Japanese knotweed infestation in your home. It’s unethical to do it, especially when you are selling your home. It could end up being a strenuous legal battle especially when it becomes a major issue. 

When buying a new home, make sure that your property is safeguarded against any Japanese knotweed damage, even when the infestation hasn’t crossed over to your boundaries yet. Notify your mortgage lender and work with a removal company to remove the infestation from your property before it becomes a problem. 

  1. Be Vigilant 

It’s easy enough to handle a Japanese knotweed infestation in your property by hiring a reputable company to handle the removal process. Hiring the right company means that you can focus on selling your home while they handle the infestation to avoid devaluing your property. 

  1. Choose The Right Japanese Knotweed Expert

Of course, there are numerous Japanese knotweed experts to choose from. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best ones. 

  • Are they members of the Invasive Weed Control Group or Property Care Association?
  • Have they offered competitive prices?
  • Do they offer residential and commercial Japanese knotweed removal solutions?
  • Are they locally situated?
  • Do they have a live reporting and scheduling system to make sure you are in the loop?
  • Do they offer services in your location?
  • Do they rely on the latest technology to ensure the complete removal of Japanese knotweed?
  • Do they offer 5 and 10-year RICS and PCA-approved guarantees that are acceptable by mortgage lenders?

Take all these factors in mind when looking for the best Japanese Knotweed removal company for your needs. 

  1. Act Now 

You should know that the Japanese knotweed is fast-growing and invasive. Therefore, when you identify the infestation, you need to start acting immediately. That way, you should be able to avoid any long-term damage to your property.