Codes & Guidance
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Codes & Guidance
This all started around 2010 when stakeholders worked together to agree a process that would reassure mortgage lenders and investors that properties with Japanese Knotweed were not too high risk to touch. The resulting process came out with several recommendations that needed to be addressed in the process:
- Any treatment programme should be insured so that, in the event of the contractor ‘going bust’, the infestation would still get treated.
- The current owner must pay all costs associated with the management plan ‘up-front’, so that the treatment programme can be completed without relying on financial support from future owners.
- The management plan should be transferable to any future owners.
- The management plan should cover the whole of the infestation, not just the property being sold or the parts identified by the original valuer or surveyor.
It is important to know and stay in compliance of all current legislation when it comes to Japanese Knotweed on your property. Especially when it comes to selling or buying a property.
Clearsafe Knotweed operates in compliance with all current legislation and best practice guidelines in the treatment of Japanese Knotweed & other invasive species. Below is a list of publications used by Clearsafe Knotweed for reference:
- Property Care Association (PCA) – CODE OF PRACTICE FOR JAPANESE KNOTWEED.
- Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) – INFORMATION PAPER ON JAPANESE KNOTWEED (2012).
For the safe & responsible use, storage and transportation of herbicides for Knotweed control as follows: