To be, or “Knotweed” to be,
Full Survey in Tunbridge Wells
DMP fulfilled a full building survey of a 5 bedroom detached property in Tunbridge Wells.
The client prior to the instruction had made DMP aware of potential Japanese Knotweed at an adjoining property.
During the detailed inspection, which also included a drone roof survey, clear ariel access to the neighbouring property fulfilled to ascertain the exact location and amount of Japanese Knotweed.
Prior to preparation of a building survey reports DMP provide all clients with a follow up telephone conversation. In addition, together with a brief email of our findings and supporting images. Enabling our clients make an informed decision to proceed with the acquisition, negotiate with the vendor or retract their offer.
Unfortunately on this occasion the client is not proceeding with this acquisition but have already instructed DMP to undertake a further survey of another property in the immediate area.
Japanese Knotweed Silent but Deadly
Japanese knotweed is an invasive species and can have particularly damaging effects to a building and is a risk noted by and affecting some mortgage lenders ability to loan funds.
Rapidly it grows at up to 10cm a day spreading its roots anchoring itself, growing through anything in its path. The stem can grow to a maximum length of up to 13.1 ft tall. Japanese knotweed is said to cost UK economy one hundred and seventy million a year.
It is therefore essential to undertake remedial works to the remove the plant from your land and put in place a suitable programme over a period of years to ensure re-growth does not occur.
DMP are able to advise on this issue and regularly work with clients to ensure eradication is undertaken.
Call our office on 01892 534455 for advice.