A Knotweed Management Plan provides the options on how we recommend your Japanese knotweed problem is solved. It starts with a survey, to establish the extent of the knotweed infestation and gives the Japanese knotweed treatment solutions available to control, monitor and eradicate the knotweed.
A Knotweed Management Plan (KMP) is a prerequisite for house buying and selling where the property in question is affected by Japanese knotweed, as most mortgage lenders will insist on proof that there is a KMP in place. The Environment Agency also states that once you find Japanese knotweed on a development site, it is essential that you set up some form of KMP.
Immediately Available - All-Inclusive 10 Year Knotweed Management Plan Solution
Our new KMP solution gives you everything you need to satisfy most mortgages lenders, and it's available "off the shelf". Our all-inclusive KMP solution includes:
- Specialist Japanese knotweed survey, report and site plan - find out more about our Japanese knotweed survey here
- Herbicide Treatment visits - this includes treatment of high risk knotweed in neighbouring property(s)
- Cutting and removal of knotweed brown stems in winter
- Monitoring visits (inspections for regrowth)
- Guarantee (commences after 2 years of no regrowth, ending 10 years from the month of instruction)
- Insurance backed guarantee
How Much Does a Knotweed Management Plan Cost?
The cost of Japanese knotweed treatment or removal depends on the area of land affected by knotweed and the future plans for the land. In most cases, a Herbicide Treatment Programme is sufficient to prevent the knotweed from growing and this is accepted by most mortgage lenders. However, if herbicide treatment is not desirable or if the affected area is to be disturbed (e.g. turfing, paving, driveway, house extension, outbuilding), then excavation is recommended, which could involve full excavation of the affected land, disposal of the knotweed-infected waste, root barrier installation and back-fill with clean soil.
How to Order Your KMP
Pay in Full
If you require your validated KMP to satisfy a mortgage lender, we will require payment in full to release documentation. Once payment has been received, we will also make the application for the insurance. You will receive your confirmation directly from the insurance company, GPI.
Pay in Instalments
If documentation is not required immediately, the programme can be paid for in instalments over 4 years. There is no additional cost for this. The insurance premium will be included as part of your final instalment and the application for the Insurance Backed Guarantee will be made once the final instalment has been received.