• 18 Nov, 2021
  • Residential

A Customer's Account of our Resi-Dig-Out Service

"I asked Environet to help me deal with a Japanese knotweed infestation in the driveway of my property and was very impressed with the service I received from start to finish.

I had treated the knotweed myself a few years ago using RoundUp, which meant there wasn’t any sign of new growth on the surface. However, as I’m now selling the property, I needed reassurance that the plant was completely dead and an insurance backed guarantee to pass on to a future buyer.

  • 03 Dec, 2020
  • Residential

Upon finding out at the start of July that a large bush within his garden was Japanese knotweed, our client instructed Environet to survey the property. Meeting with the client we were able to educate and inform him about knotweed and the different approaches available to control/remove it. Our client was insistent that they didn’t want chemical applied with two small children around and the long term impact this would have on the area and their ability to use it.

  • 13 Feb, 2017
  • Residential

Our client was looking to sell their property and wanted to have a management plan in place with an insurance backed guarantee, to ensure that the sale would go through smoothly.

  • 14 Dec, 2016
  • Residential

After struggling to sell his property due to a Japanese knotweed infestation in the garden, our client took his property off the market. Needing the problem dealt with as soon as possible, a physical removal method was recommended 

Our client had sought advice from other Japanese knotweed removal companies but no-one was able to complete the work that he required. After completing a survey, we confirmed that the work was possible and we also agreed to complete some minor landscaping of the garden to maximise its use and potential.

  • 26 Jul, 2016
  • Residential

A property owner was planning to start work on an extension to the back of his house, when an infestation of Japanese knotweed was discovered in his garden. Not only had the knotweed been previously unsuccessfully treated with herbicides, causing new stunted growth which cannot be treated again herbicides; but the tenants had mowed the original area of knotweed, spreading it to other parts of the garden.

  • 23 Nov, 2015
  • Residential

Our client was planning an extension to his London flat, until his gardener discovered a patch of Japanese knotweed growing in the summer. 

The previous owner had not made our client aware that the garden had a Japanese knotweed infestation, nor was it picked up on his buyers’ survey. After conducting thorough survey, we found there to be approximately 23 m3 of knotweed infested soils, as well as evidence that the knotweed had been on the property for a number of years. 

  • 08 Sep, 2015
  • Residential

In the autumn of 2015, Environet were commissioned to help secure the sale of a grand 1920s house on the outskirts of Bath.  

Japanese knotweed was identified in a mature border within a few meters of the beautiful residence, causing the lender to withdraw finance in the final stages of the sale.  The purchaser had already sold their property, and with a moving date set, were facing a stretch in a B&B and a hefty storage bill if the knotweed could not be dealt with rapidly. 

  • 24 Jan, 2015
  • Residential

A residential developer was renovating and converting a terraced 3 storey residential property in South London into 4/5 flats. Japanese knotweed was growing against the property walls and covered approximately a third of the garden.

  • 06 Oct, 2014
  • Residential

The South Wales region has long been regarded as a hotspot for Japanese knotweed with some mortgage providers reluctant to lend to properties affected by the plant.

One particular client was attempting to sell a property to fund care for a family member but had been told the property was worth almost half its asking price because of Japanese knotweed in the garden and adjoining properties.