Japanese Knotweed Experts

Whether you’re looking to sell your house or you’ve just moved in, getting rid of Japanese Knotweed is crucial and costly. We can obtain maximum compensation for the removal/treatment and any damage made to your property.

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Where did Japanese Knotweed come from?

As the name suggests, Japanese Knotweed (JKW) originated in Japan, also native to Korea and other parts of Eastern Asia and China. The weed was brought over to the UK by a German botanist, Philipp von Siebold in 1850. The plant was prized for its beauty, however later it was discovered that JKW was almost impossible to get rid of due to its rapid growth rate. In its natural habitat the extreme climate limits its spread, however in the UK our climate is welcoming for this foreign plant.

What does Japanese Knotweed look like?

Japanese Knotweed is reddish/purple with a bamboo-like stem with tiny ‘spears’ protruding from them. The leaves are a distinctive heart shape, large and green with pointed tips that extend from the stem in a zig-zag pattern. In the summer, small creamy white flowers hang in clusters from the stalks.

How JKW Claims can help

At JKW Claims, we work with surveyors to identify how much Japanese Knotweed you have. Once your claim has been approved we work with solicitors to help you receive the maximum compensation you can get to help fund the removal of this vicious plant. We can help you with a claim if you are experiencing:

Most mortgage lenders will not lend on properties with Japanese knotweed, or where Japanese knotweed has been identified nearby

Most mortgage lenders will not allow you to re-mortgage your property where Japanese knotweed has been identified (on the property or nearby)

The plant’s invasive root system and strong growth can damage concrete foundations, buildings, roads, paving and retaining walls

If the Japanese knotweed spreads from your property to another, the owner of that property could be entitled to damages from you

“Three days into moving into my new home, I found Japanese Knotweed growing in the garden. JKW Claims helped me secure a compensation payout and I finally got rid of the knotweed for good.”

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We work on a no win, no fee basis. This means that you won’t have to pay anything if your case doesn’t win.

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