How Much Is a Japanese Knotweed Survey?

Our surveys are £180.00 which includes the survey and a full report that will satisfy your building society, Oh, and unlike the bigger companies, we don’t charge you VAT.

Are you currently in search of a comprehensive Japanese Knotweed survey? At Japanese Knotweed Plus Ltd, we proudly offer a cost-effective solution tailored for you. Remarkably, our survey comes at no charge if treatment is subsequently required—a significant saving when compared to other companies that might charge up to £450. We are committed to ensuring you receive the best value for your investment. Do not hesitate to contact us today to discover more about our services.

Value Proposition

Distinctly, at Japanese Knotweed Plus Ltd, we differentiate ourselves by not charging for the survey if treatment follows. This approach sets us apart from several competitors in the market, who may impose a fee ranging between £250 to £350 plus VAT for conducting a survey, regardless of the treatment necessity. It is invariably wise to engage with multiple service providers to compare pricing and offerings before making a final decision.

Adherence to Standards

Our meticulously detailed Japanese knotweed survey reports are fully aligned with all the guidelines and recommendations set forth by the PCA (Property Care Association), ensuring compliance and thoroughness. Furthermore, we encapsulate all the up-to-date legislation concerning this invasive species, providing you with peace of mind and assurance of legality.

Survey Insight

Conducting a Japanese knotweed survey typically involves thoroughly inspecting the property or area in question to evaluate the presence, location, and extent of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) alongside other invasive plant species. Employing various methods such as visual observation, GPS mapping, and exploratory digging, our surveyors ensure the comprehensive confirmation of the plant’s presence. The ensuing report will detail the inspection findings, augmented with photographs and maps, while also offering strategic recommendations for managing and controlling the infestation. The primary objective of the survey is to gauge the potential impact of the invasive plant on the property, its surroundings, and its value.

In-depth Report Components

A Japanese Knotweed survey report is an essential document that elaborates on the presence, extent, and potential impact of Japanese Knotweed on a property. It typically encompasses:

  • Identification: Confirming the presence of Japanese Knotweed and detailing observed characteristics for accurate identification.
  • Location: Provide a detailed description or map of the Japanese Knotweed’s location on the property, enhanced with photographs and GPS coordinates for precise identification.
  • Extent of Infestation: Informing about the size of the area affected by Japanese Knotweed, which could range from a small patch to widespread coverage.
  • Growth Stage: Detailing the growth stage of Japanese Knotweed, which plays a crucial role in the management plan.
  • Risk Assessment: Evaluating the potential risk Japanese Knotweed poses to the property, including potential damage to structures and underground services.
  • Legal Implications: Offering information on the legal responsibilities of the property owner in managing Japanese Knotweed.
  • Treatment Recommendations: Providing a detailed plan for managing or eradicating the Japanese Knotweed.
  • Monitoring and Aftercare: Laying out a plan for post-treatment monitoring to ensure the Japanese Knotweed does not return.
  • Insurance-backed Guarantees: Some reports may also include options for insurance-backed guarantees for added peace of mind.
  • Professional Contacts: Recommending or providing contact details for professionals qualified to carry out the treatment plan.

Survey Timing and Contact

The duration required to complete a Japanese knotweed survey varies depending on the property size and the infestation’s extent. On average, a primary survey of a residential property may take between 30 to 60 minutes, while larger commercial or industrial sites could require several hours or a full day. The level of detail required, the survey method, and the surveyor’s experience also influence the time needed. Opting for a reputable and experienced surveyor ensures a comprehensive and accurate survey.

For further advice or to arrange a survey, feel free to reach out to Stephen at 07753682333. Impressively, you can receive your survey report on the same day as the survey, facilitating prompt action and decision-making.