If you’ve ever had the presence of Japanese Knotweed flagged up on a property survey, you’ll know how problematic it can be to get a mortgage agreed for the property and you risk losing the purchase or sale.
In fact, all mortgage providers now refuse to lend on property that has knotweed present. Some mortgage lenders may refuse to lend if it is spotted on neighbouring land. This makes a non cash sale more difficult unless being dealt with by a professional contractor with an insurance backed guarantee.
Trust the professionals
Thankfully, these days, mortgage lenders will trust the judgment of knotweed eradication specialists like us.
We will assess the extent of the problem and write a report on your behalf. In the majority of cases, we can confirm to your mortgage lender that there is negligible or no risk of damage to the property as long as one of our knotweed treatment programmes is undertaken.
As soon as you contact us, we will visit and survey the property for free, marking the knotweed on an Ordnance Survey plan for your lender.
If there is knotweed on neighbouring properties, we will advise on how best to approach your neighbours and we can answer their queries directly.
We will provide you with a quote for the eradication programme and warranty. The whole process can usually be completed inside a week and the sale can go ahead.
We will work in tandem with your estate agent, mortgage lender or solicitor to ensure the sale goes through.
We offer an insurance-backed guarantee of up to 10 years, through our membership of the Property Care Association, to cover you against potential regrowth.