We Don't Just Deal With Japanese Knotweed, We Deal With Your Japanese Knotweed Problems.

Buyers and sellers are increasingly suffering from the presence of Japanese Knotweed and the obstacle this presents during property transactions. Unless you have a professional management programme covered by an Insurance Backed Guarantee in place, the banks or building societies will not consider lending against a property infested with Japanese Knotweed.

10 year insurance backed guarantee

Elcot have been involved during the past year's in providing welcome information and guidance to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to help build a platform that provides Knotweed management contracts that are acceptable to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

The CML requirements were that contracts:

  • Are a fixed cost, for the whole site and included for risk of Knotweed beyond the boundary.
  • Are carried out by Specialist Contractors that are accredited for Knotweed Management by an approved body.
  • Are provided for at least three or four years of treatment or follow up.
  • Contain financial safeguards for payments made up front.
  • Are protected from default by a Contractor to complete the work.
  • Included a Warranty.


Elcot have been providing this type of contract for the past 12 years and the model above has been based on the Elcot standard contract. The result of this work is that the highly respected Property Care Association (PCA) have become the policing body recognised by the CML for the Knotweed specialists

Elcot Environmental are:

  • PCA accredited contractor's for Knotweed management.
  • Trustmark approved.
  • Providing payment protection through Transpact.
  • Offering a ten year warranty backed by a £5m Professional indemnity insurance.

Call us on 01793 700100 and speak to our expert Japanese Knotweed Mortgage team or complete our simple contact form below.

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SN25 5DL

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