the UK’s Leading Japanese Knotweed Removal Specialists - Since 1982

Are You a Homeowner or Potential Buyer / Seller with a Mortgage on Hold Due to Japanese Knotweed?

Removal of Knotweed

We have a tried an trusted process to eradicate your knotweed problem, built with over 3 decades of experience. We have been removing Japanese Knotweed since 1982!

Step 1

Complete our contact form , phone our office (01793 700100) or send us an sms message and we will call you back, for FREE advice on how to deal with your knotweed problem.

Step 2

If, after we have talked, we need to do a site visit then we will arrange it. A site visit can be arranged with 48 hours.

Step 3

If you have knotweed then we will start the eradication programme to remove it.

Step 4

Your knotweed problem is now being taken care of. If you are in the process of selling your house then we will provide you with the information necessary for your lender to get your sale back on track. No more need to worry.

Mortgages & Lending

Most banks and lenders will refuse to provide a mortgage on a property if a surveyor identifies Japanese Knotweed within 7 metres of the habitable space, that means the edge of your property. This could mean that even if Japanese Knotweed is discovered on your neighbours land/garden that a lender or bank will not provide a mortgage on your property!

You may have seen many of the scare stories in the press or on the web which can unnecessarily worry potential buyers, and sellers. However a lot of what you have heard is untrue and elaborated upon.

Japanese Knotweed is just a plant. However, it is a very aggressive plant that can spread easily and quickly, and it has a strong network of roots (rhizome system). But don't panic, it can be treated and killed effectively and without the need to dig up your garden, in most cases.

The most important element of any Japanese Knotweed treatment programme, is that all the affected properties are treated at the same time, to ensure the problem is eradicated and dealt with it. It is very important that neighbours co-operate in this programme.

Most banks will assess Japanese Knotweed infestation on a case-by-case basis, and usually they just need to see that you have taken steps to eradicate the problem by having the following in place:

  • A Japanese Knotweed treatment programme in place from an accredited specialist, like Elcot Environmental, with PCA (Property Care Group) Accreditation..
  • A Full Japanese Knotweed survey report detailing the extent of the problem.
  • A letter from us confirming that a treatment programme has been implemented.
  • Payment Confirmation showing that the treatment programme has been paid for.
  • A 10 year Insurance Backed Guarantee.

When you contact Elcot Environmental to deal with your Japanese Knotweed problem, all of the above is included in our one-off fixed price, along with our 38 years experience with dealing with knotweed and lenders.

Thank you, we will contact you as soon as possible.


Call Us Today:  01793 700100


Why Choose Elcot As Your Japanese Knotweed Treatment Company?

  • Elcot Environmental was founded in 1963 and we now have a proud 55 year background in landscape contracting and weed control.
  • We have been managing Japanese Knotweed for over 38 years and have unrivaled experience of managing Knotweed issues for clients.
  • We can be on-site within 24 hours and can start your treatment immediately.
  • After our survey we will provide you with an individually tailored Japanese Knotweed Management Plan.
  • We will also provide you with a 10 year insurance-backed guarantee, so you can rest easily in the knowledge that any re-occurence of knotweed, which is rare, will be treated free of charge.
  • All our treatment packages are fixed cost, so you only pay one fee - no hidden surprises.
  • We are the original Japanese Knotweed Removal company, and developed the methods for treating and removing Knotweed which have now become the industry standard.

Elcot Environmental

Head Office
The Nurseries
Kingsdown Lane
SN25 5DL

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Main Office:  01793 700100
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