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    What Are the Legal Points to Remember?

    Since 2013, a seller of a property or land is legally bound to report if Japanese Knotweed is present on the property. This is done through a TA6 form.

    As a seller it is your responsibility to check if you have an infestation of Japanese Knotweed. A  conveyancer and or solicitor can provide all your legal advice, however, you will be asked to provide evidence of a treatment programme, management plan and insurance backed guarantee, which is where Clearsafe Knotweed comes in.

    As a buyer if there is evidence of a Japanese Knotweed infestation on a property you are buying, a mortgage company is highly likely to only agree/release funds once a company like Clearsafe Knotweed has been in; investigated and treated the problem and issued an insurance backed guarantee.

    Japanese Knotweed is a (controlled waste) and can only be disposed of at certain licenced landfill sites. This falls under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

    It is an offence to ‘intentionally or recklessly’ spread Japanese Knotweed.

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    Based on 26 reviews
    Elizabeth Carnevale
    Elizabeth Carnevale
    February 25, 2024
    Highly recommend. I enquired with Clear safe in the evening and James went down the morning the next day to survey the property. He then produced an extensive survey report for us free of charge. Couldn’t have been more helpful!
    R Davies
    R Davies
    February 14, 2024
    I've just conducted a knotweed/ invasive plant survey from James at Claresafe. I'm so impressed with the level of service, knowledge, skill and care of these guys. James was fantastic, he even went to the neighbouring properties to ensure there were no invasive plants there as well. Just above and beyond my expectations. Delighted with the service. Highly recommend for total piece of mind when buying a property. Plus, i couldn't believe the price! Amazing value for money????. 10 out of 10 service all round. Thanks so much James
    Grace Gordon
    Grace Gordon
    February 2, 2024
    Highly recommend these guys. Following on from my initial call to CLEARSAFE KNOTWEED, James arrived at the arranged time. We walked the garden and he identified the plants and the knotweed. I felt relaxed in his company as even though very professional, his friendly demeanor made this company easy to talk to. The report was written up and a management plan put in place within a few days as promised. Massive thanks to you for taking the knotweed stress away from selling my house!
    Julie Edwards
    Julie Edwards
    February 1, 2024
    I can’t speak highly enough about the service we were given by Clearsafe. At short notice and working to our deadline, James explained how the system worked and patiently worked through my questions and concerns. We felt confident to go ahead with them. Within a week I had a detailed management plan and an insurance-backed, long term guarantee in my possession. I think that we made the best possible choice of contractor and would recommend Clearsafe without hesitation.
    Victoria Hicks
    Victoria Hicks
    February 1, 2024
    James went above and beyond supporting us in getting our mortgage accepted to proceed on a property, which had a significant amount of Knotweed on the neighbouring land. He worked with us and the builder to ensure we could proceed in the purchase. Also provided us with peace of mind. A true expert!
    Victoria Warwick
    Victoria Warwick
    January 31, 2024
    From the off, James was incredibly helpful and open with communication, making the process run extremely smoothly. The team communicated excellently with neighbours to explain the process and any possible restrictions. It was not only my property that benefited from James and the teams expertise. Would highly recommend.
    Ross Dixon
    Ross Dixon
    January 25, 2024
    Excellent customer service from James, very thorough, and detailed treatment plan. Thank you!
    Ceri Bater
    Ceri Bater
    July 11, 2023
    Very efficient,honest and proffessional service.Thanks for acting so promptly.
    Monica Caddy
    Monica Caddy
    April 27, 2023
    Incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Went over and above in the advice and support I received. I would 100 % recommend these..
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