Recent Environet in the Media


Property Reporter

Property Reporter - March 2020

Property Reporter examine new You Gov research suggesting that the majority of UK homeowners are unaware of the risks of planting bamboo.

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Tech Round

TechRound - February 2020

TechRound interview Environet's Nic Seal about our new eco innovative biochar solution to knotweed disposal and how the reduction of landfill will help fight climate change.

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Huffington Post

Huffington Post - February 2020

The Huffington Post discusses the impact Japanese knotweed has on your property during a sale and the best ways to deal with the problem.

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The Times

The Times - January 2020

The Times have published an article researching the issues to be faced by the UK caused by climate change including moths, Japanese knotweed and weevils, with comments from Environet MD Nic Seal.

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Today's Convayancer

Today's Conveyancer - January 2020

Today's Conveyancer investigates the risks faced by those living in flooded areas of new infestations of Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed and Himalayan Balsam.

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The Sun

The Sun - January 2020

This article looks at ways to achieve the best value from your home and how to use the Environet JK Valuation tool to check your property value has not been affected by Japanese Knotweed.

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Cornwall Live

Cornwall Live - January 2020

Environet urge homeowners in Helston, Penzance and Plymouth to be vigilant of any new invasive infestations following recent flooding.

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House Beautiful

House Beautiful - January 2020

New advise suggests if your property has flooded this autumn, you need to stay vigilant for invasive species that may have been spread.

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On the Market

On The Market - January 2020

On the Market examine the sticky situation of Japanese knotweed and discuss what a buyer should be doing when purchasing a property with Environet's Nic Seal.

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MSN

MSN News - December 2019

Environet MD Nic Seal talks to MSN News about the growing problem of bamboo in your garden and the right way to plant it.

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Country Living

Country Living - December 2019

Country Living talks to Environet MD Nic Seal about growing concerns among experts about the damage being caused by bamboo growth and how to protect your garden if you plan to plant it.

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House Beautiful

House Beautiful - December 2019

House Beautiful investigates new warnings from experts regarding the problems for homeowners created by running varieties of bamboo.

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Homebuilding and Renovating

Homebuilding & Renovating - December 2019

Homebuilding & Renovating magazine included an article, examining the growing concerns regarding the invasive nature of bamboo. With comments from Nic Seal, Environet's MD.

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Property Reporter

Property Reporter - December 2019

Environet UK talk to Property Reporter and warn against the perils of leaving bamboo unchecked in your garden.

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Mail Online

The Mail Online - December 2019

This article explores the threat of growing bamboo in your garden and the case of a homeowner in Reading forced to excavate her garden to remove the nuisance roots.

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Mortgage Introducer

Mortgage Introducer - December 2019

Environet UK discuss the Bamboo issue with Mortgage Introducer and warn against purchasing and planting the hard to control running varieties.

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Reading Chronicle

The Reading Chronicle - November 2019

The Reading Chronicle examines the situation of Angela Francis, a home owner from Earley who was mis-sold the wrong type of bamboo which is now taking over her garden. With comments from Nic Seal, MD of Environet.

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Hort News

Hort News - November 13 2019

Hort News examines the new method of converting Japanese knotweed waste into biochar to help reduce climate change developed by Environet UK.

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London Bulletin

London Bulletin - November 2019

London Bulletin looks at the new valuation tool introduced by Environet UK, which helps homeowners calculate the possible value of a home affected by Japanese knotweed.

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Envirotech

Envirotec Magazine - October 2019

Envirotec Magazine looks into Environet UK's new eco-friendly solution to having to put Japanese knotweed waste in landfill.

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The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times - October 2019

The Sunday Times looks at the impact of Japanese Knotweed and other obscure causes which may delay your house sale.

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What Mortgage

What Mortgage - October 2019

What Mortgage looks at the case of a Reading couple who have had to have their garden excavated after being mis-sold a running variety of bamboo.

With comments from Mark Montaldo of Cobley’s Solicitors who specialise in Japanese knotweed litigation.

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The Times

The Times, Bricks and Mortar - September 2019

Anne Ashworth for The Times, Bricks and Mortar section takes a brief look at the impact of Japanese knotweed on the property market following the report in The Times.

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The Times

The Times - September 2019

Environet were featured in an article in The Times examining accusations against Network Rail for insufficient treatment of Japanese knotweed, affecting thousands of homeowners.

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Mortgage Introducer

Mortgage Introducer - September 2019

Network Rail has been accused of not properly treating Japanese knotweed, an investigation by The Times has revealed. The state-owned firm owns and maintains railways and adjoining land, with the lack of treatment reportedly making it harder for thousands of homeowners to sell their properties.

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The Times

The Times - September 2019

The Times looks at the plight of Catherine Dafforn, a Nottingham resident unable to sell her flat for over 2 years due to an infestation of Japanese knotweed on an abandoned plot next door.

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Reading Chronicle

The Reading Chronicle - September 2019

The Reading Chronicle looks at the case of home owner Simon Harper who purchased a property in Reading with a Japanese knotweed infestation despite the frightening stories in the media.

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Gardener's Word

Gardener's World - September 2019

Environet's new Japanese knotweed heatmap has been featured in Gardener's world magazine, exploring the number of infestations reported in Bolton.


IPaper

iPaper - August 2 2019

A third of house buyers would consider a property with knotweed - and, as one expert says, if you can't beat it, you can always eat it.

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Self Build & Design

Self Build & Design - July 2019

Japanese knotweed is no longer the deal-breaker it once was, with almost a third of Brits prepared to purchase an affected property, albeit at a reduced price.

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Environet in the Media 2019


MSN

MSN News - December 2019

Environet MD Nic Seal talks to MSN News about the growing problem of bamboo in your garden and the right way to plant it.

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Country Living

Country Living - December 2019

Country Living talks to Environet MD Nic Seal about growing concerns among experts about the damage being caused by bamboo growth and how to protect your garden if you plan to plant it.

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House Beautiful

House Beautiful - December 2019

House Beautiful investigates new warnings from experts regarding the problems for homeowners created by running varieties of bamboo.

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Homebuilding and Renovating

Homebuilding & Renovating - December 2019

Homebuilding & Renovating magazine included an article, examining the growing concerns regarding the invasive nature of bamboo. With comments from Nic Seal, Environet's MD.

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Property Reporter

Property Reporter - December 2019

Environet UK talk to Property Reporter and warn against the perils of leaving bamboo unchecked in your garden.

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Mail Online

The Mail Online - December 2019

This article explores the threat of growing bamboo in your garden and the case of a homeowner in Reading forced to excavate her garden to remove the nuisance roots.

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Mortgage Introducer

Mortgage Introducer - December 2019

Environet UK discuss the Bamboo issue with Mortgage Introducer and warn against purchasing and planting the hard to control running varieties.

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Reading Chronicle

The Reading Chronicle - November 2019

The Reading Chronicle examines the situation of Angela Francis, a home owner from Earley who was mis-sold the wrong type of bamboo which is now taking over her garden. With comments from Nic Seal, MD of Environet.

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Hort News

Hort News - November 13 2019

Hort News examines the new method of converting Japanese knotweed waste into biochar to help reduce climate change developed by Environet UK.

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London Bulletin

London Bulletin - November 2019

London Bulletin looks at the new valuation tool introduced by Environet UK, which helps homeowners calculate the possible value of a home affected by Japanese knotweed.

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London Loves Property

London Loves Property - October 2019

London Loves Property article warns those purchasing houses in the Winter to be aware of possible Japanese knotweed concealment.

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Envirotech

Envirotec Magazine - October 2019

Envirotec Magazine looks into Environet UK's new eco-friendly solution to having to put Japanese knotweed waste in landfill.

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The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times - October 2019

The Sunday Times looks at the impact of Japanese Knotweed and other obscure causes which may delay your house sale.

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Transform

Transform - October 2019

Environet's MD Nic Seal writes this informative industry article which talks through the potential uses and benefits of Japanese knotweed biochar.

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What Mortgage

What Mortgage - October 2019

What Mortgage looks at the case of a Reading couple who have had to have their garden excavated after being mis-sold a running variety of bamboo.

With comments from Mark Montaldo of Cobley’s Solicitors who specialise in Japanese knotweed litigation.

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Ends Report

Ends Report - September 2019

The government responds to the Science and Technology Committee's report into Japanese knotweed and discuss the practicalities of a national database.

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The Times

The Times, Bricks and Mortar - September 2019

Anne Ashworth for The Times, Bricks and Mortar section takes a brief look at the impact of Japanese knotweed on the property market following the report in The Times.

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Mortgage Solutions

Mortgage Solutions - September 2019

Mortgage Solutions further investigate claims from the Times that Network Rail are failing residents who are blighted by Japanese knotweed growing on adjacent Network Rail Land.

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The Times

The Times - September 2019

Environet were featured in an article in The Times examining accusations against Network Rail for insufficient treatment of Japanese knotweed, affecting thousands of homeowners.

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Mortgage Introducer

Mortgage Introducer - September 2019

Network Rail has been accused of not properly treating Japanese knotweed, an investigation by The Times has revealed. The state-owned firm owns and maintains railways and adjoining land, with the lack of treatment reportedly making it harder for thousands of homeowners to sell their properties.

Please click here to read the article.


The Times

The Times - September 2019

The Times looks at the plight of Catherine Dafforn, a Nottingham resident unable to sell her flat for over 2 years due to an infestation of Japanese knotweed on an abandoned plot next door.

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Reading Chronicle

The Reading Chronicle - September 2019

The Reading Chronicle looks at the case of home owner Simon Harper who purchased a property in Reading with a Japanese knotweed infestation despite the frightening stories in the media.

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Gardener's Word

Gardener's World - September 2019

Environet's new Japanese knotweed heatmap has been featured in Gardener's world magazine, exploring the number of infestations reported in Bolton.


IPaper

iPaper - August 2 2019

A third of house buyers would consider a property with knotweed - and, as one expert says, if you can't beat it, you can always eat it.

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Inside Conveyancing

Inside Conveyancing - July 2019

Environet launches new valuation tool to help homeowners and surveyors gauge the impact on value of a house with Japanese knotweed.

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Yahoo News

Yahoo News - July 2019

Yahoo News explores the worst impacted areas of Japanese knotweed in the UK, with Bolton in Lancashire being the number 1.

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Self Build & Design

Self Build & Design - July 2019

Japanese knotweed is no longer the deal-breaker it once was, with almost a third of Brits prepared to purchase an affected property, albeit at a reduced price.

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Country Living

Country Living - June 2019

Country Living examine the research provided by Environet's new heatmap to identify the UK's Japanese knotweed hotspots.

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Moneywise

Moneywise - May 2019

Moneywise scrutinise how the presence of Japanese Knotweed will affect your property sale and talks with Liz Betteridge who recently sold her South Devon home by having the right treatment programme in place.

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Your Mortgage

Your Mortgage - May 2019

Your Mortgage probe the findings by the Science and Technology Select Committee on their recent investigation into Japanese Knotweed.

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Sunday Times

Sunday Times - May 2019

The Sunday Times reviews the case of Paul Ryb, a London who has sued his surveyor for failure to identify Japanese knotweed on the London flat he later purchased.

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Professional House Builder and Developer

Professional Housebuilder & Developer - May 2019

Professional Housebuilder & Developer consider the latest YouGov research into the public perception and opinion of Japanese knotweed.

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What Mortgage

What Mortage - April 2019

What Mortgage discusses the impact that the warm spring is having on the number of Japanese knotweed legal cases, with comments from Mark Montaldo of Cobleys Solicitors and Environet's Nic Seal.

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BBC North West Tonight

BBC North West Tonight - March 2019

Environet's Regional Director, Mathew Day, featured on BBC News North West, talking about the impact of Japanese knotweed within the local area. Our new Heat map, Exposed, was highlighted in the film showing knotweed hotspots throughout Lancashire and Merseyside, with new shoots now emerging and causing concern for local residents.

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Today's Conveyancer

Today's Conveyancer - March 2019

Today's Conveyancer investigate the impact that the warm start to the year will have on the Japanese knotweed growing season.

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The Independent

The Independent - March 2019

The Independent published this article about a client who successfully sued his surveyor for failing to identify Japanese knotweed in the garden of the home he was buying. This story reinforces an important message, that surveyors have a duty to identify knotweed if it is present and visible. If they fail to do so, the homebuyer can reasonably expect to seek compensation.

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Mortgage Finance Gazette

Mortgage Finance Gazette - March 2019

The first spring shoots of Japanese knotweed spotted in North Devon, do you know where the hot spots are?

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Evening Standard -Homes and Property

Evening Standard - Homes & Property - February 2019

This informative article from the Evening Standard explores all things Japanese knotweed and what to do if you have it on your property.

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Zoopla

Zoopla - February 2019

This Zoopla article discusses all elements of having or purchasing a property with Japanese knotweed, with information on Environet's map of Japanese knotweed hotspots Exposed.

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Ms HEATMAP

Mortgage Solutions - February 2019

Exposed: The Japanese Knotweed Heatmap – has been produced by Environet. It is based on ‘sightings’ of the problem plant, some verified by the firm and others simply reported by members of the public.

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The Sun

The Sun - February 2019

Environet have launched a new interactive heatmap called Exposed. With home buyers able to check whether an area is blighted by the weed on the Exposed: The Japanese Knotweed Heatmap website. It allows people to search by postcode to discover the number of reported sightings nearby or to report any new sightings.

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Mail Online

The Mail Online - February 2019

This article covers our newly developed heatmap, Exposed, with comment from our Managing Director, Nic Seal.

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House Simple

House Simple - February 2019

House Simple take an in depth look at Japanese knotweed, detailing what you need know about what it is, the problems it causes and why it matters to you.

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West Wales Chronicle

West Wales Chronicle - February 2019

The West Wales Chronicle examine new research by Environet UK that suggests that Japanese knotweed will be brought under control by 2040.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph - Januray 2019

The Telegraph looks at recent calls from experts and MP's for mortgage firms to reassess their approach to houses with Japanese knotweed.

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Environet in the Media 2018


Addicted to Property

Addicted to Property - November 2018

Addicted to Property dispels some of the myths surrounding Japanese knotweed and looks at the real pitfalls and how to overcome them. With comments from 'Japanese Knotweed - Unearthing the Truth's' author and Environet MD Nic Seal.

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Cardiff Times Logo

The Cardiff Times - November 2018

The Cardiff Times reviews new book Japanese Knotweed - Unearthing the Truth by Environet MD Nic Seal. The review is in the November issue on page 69.


House Beautiful

House Beautiful - October 2018

House Beautiful investigates all aspects of Japanese knotweed from the origins of its arrival in the UK, the legal implications of the recent Court of Appeal case to the latest published research.

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Somerset County Gazette

Somerset County Gazette - October 2018

Somerset County Gazette examine new research conducted by YouGov and Environet UK showing there could be in the region of 2,400 cases in the UK of knotweed concealment during property sales in 2018 alone.

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YourHome magazine

YourHome - October 2018

YourHome Magazine looks at the legal risks faced by the 4% of homeowners tempted to conceal Japanese knotweed on their property during a sale. Environet's director Nic Seal advises sellers on the right way to sell your property knotweed and all.

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Home Style

HomeStyle - October 2018

HomeStyle Magazine investigates the growing problem of sellers trying to conceal Japanese knotweed on their property from buyers and surveyors. With comments from Nic Seal MD of Environet UK, a firm specialising in the plants removal, advising buyers what to look at for.

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That's Surrey TV

That's Surrey TV - October 2018

That's Surrey TV interviews Environet MD and author Nic Seal, about his new book Japanese Knotweed - Unearthing The Truth. Nic explains his reasons behind writing the book and the how the plant came to the UK.

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MyMoneyHome

My Money Home - October 2018

My Money Home discusses the staggering financial implications of Japanese knotweed on the property market and how how important it is for all homeowners to keep the problem in check even if they are not considering selling their property.

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BBC Radio Surrey

Breakfast on BBC Surrey - October 2018

Breakfast on BBC Surrey looks at the upcoming Guildford Book Festival on Sunday 14th October 2018 and talks with Nic Seal regarding the recently published Japanese Knotweed - Unearthing the Truth. The piece takes place at around two hours and fifty three minutes into the programme.



What Mortgage

What Mortgage - October 2018

What Mortgage looks at the growing issue of Japanese knotweed and it's implications for householders. Founder and Managing Director of Environet UK, a firm specialising in the plants removal talks about the financial implications it has had on the property market and on the individual property owners affected.

With comments from Mark Montaldo of Cobley’s Solicitors who specialise in Japanese knotweed litigation.

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The Independent

The Independent - September 2018

The Independent investigate new research that Japanese knotweed has reduced the total value of the UK property market by £20bn and the reaction of the mortgage lenders.

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Surveyor Local

Surveyor Local - September 2018

New research has revealed that many mortgage lenders refuse to lend to anyone looking to buy a property affected by the spread of the weed, an ornamental plant that was first brought to the UK in the mid-19th century and has been identified as a threat to property since the 1920s.

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House Ladder

House Ladder - September 2018

Japanese knotweed costs UK homeowners and businesses approximately £166m each year to treat.

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Mortgage Solutions

Mortgage Solutions - September 2018

The blight of Japanese knotweed has wiped £20bn off the current value of the property market in the UK, data has shown.

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Your Mortgage

Your Mortgage - September 2018

Approximately 850,000 to 900,000 UK households are suffering an average reduction in their home’s value of around 10%.

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Yourmoney.com

Your Money.com - September 2018

Japanese knotweed removal firm Environet, estimates that up to 5% of the UK’s houses are currently affected by knotweed, directly or indirectly by neighbouring an affected property.

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Moneywise.co.uk

Moneywise - September 2018

British homeowners plagued by Japanese knotweed have seen £20 billion in total wiped off the price of their homes, according to new research.

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Love Property

Love Property - September 2018

Love Property looks at how the presence of the invasive plant Japanese knotweed affects around 5% of houses and is costing the property market £20bn in total, with comments from Nic Seal Founder and MD of Environet.

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Environet feature on propertyreporter.co.uk

Property Reporter - September 2018

Online property website propertyreporter.co.uk ran a feature article discussing the latest research by Environet UK, that has estimated that Japanese Knotweed has wiped as much as £20 billion off the current value of the property market in the UK.

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Swindon Link

Swindon Link - September 2018

Swindon Link published this article looking at the latest Environet research showing the blight of Japanese knotweed has wiped £20 billion off the current value of the property market in the UK.

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Country Life

Country Life - September 2018

This article takes a look at the new book by Environet's MD and Founder Nic Seal as well as the changing attitudes about Japanese knotweed and how it went from a highly prized plant for the Victorian's to the pest of the plant world.

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BBC Radio Surrey

BBC Radio Surrey - September 2018

Nic Seal, MD and Founder of Environet was interviewed on the BBC Radio Surrey Dig It show with Joe Talbot on Sunday 16th September 2018. The interview discusses the new book Japanese Knotweed, Unearthing the Truth and the upcoming talk at the Guildford Book Festival on Sunday 14th October 2018 11am-12pm as well as the free identification service offered by Environet. The piece takes place at around an hour and nineteen minutes into the programme.


Insideconveyancing

Inside Conveyancing - September 2018

Inside Conveyancing looks at recent research published by knotweed firm Environet, based on the firm’s historical data over twenty years of nation-wide operation and a recent survey conducted in partnership with YouGov, Environet estimates that 4 to 5% of the UK’s houses are currently affected, directly or indirectly (e.g. neighbouring an affected property), by knotweed

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BBC Radio Kent

BBC Radio Kent - August 2018

BBC Kent looks into the new book, Japanese Knotweed Unearthing the Truth by Nic Seal, MD of Environet. Including details of the upcoming talk at the Guildford Book Festival and comments from Nic Seal, about what to do if you discover Japanese Knotweed on your property.


BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 - August 2018

The popular BBC Radio 4 show You and Yours examines the issue of Japanese Knotweed. The show discusses the implications of the new Leeds University research and the outcome of the Court of Appeal case against Network Rail with comments from Nic Seal, MD and Founder of Environet.

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Todays Conveyancer

Today's Conveyancer - July 2018

Leeds University and engineering firm Aecom produce new research claiming knotweed does not pose a threat to properties, with comments from Nic Seal, MD and Founder of Environet UK.

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West Wales Chronicle

West Wales Chronicle - July 2018

West Wales Chronicle examine the new book, Japanese Knotweed; Unearthing the Truth by Environet's MD and Founder Nic Seal.

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Just Landlords

Just Landlords - July 2018

Just Landlords discusses the recent landmark ruling in favour of Welsh neighbours struggling to sell their property due to Japanese knotweed on adjoining Network Rail land.

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B Daily News

B Daily News - July 2018

Landlords are being urged to check the gardens of their properties for Japanese knotweed following a recent landmark ruling in favour of two homeowners who sued after the weed spread on to their land.

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Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard - July 2018

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard explore how homeowners can now sue neighbours if Japanese knotweed ends up on their land, following a landmark court ruling. With comments from Nic Seal, MD and founder of Environet.

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Stroud News and Journal

Stroud News and Journal - July 2018

Stroud News and Journal talk to Nic Seal, MD of Environet about the new landmark court ruling against Network Rail and homeowners rights when it comes to encroaching Japanese knotweed.

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On The Spot News

On The Spot News - July 2018

The Southport magazine On The Spot discussed the landmark legal case against Network Rail and encourages landlords to be aware urged to beware of the potential liabilities.

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Buy Association

Buy Association - July 2018

This month, two Welsh homeowners won a landmark court appeal case against Network Rail, who failed to stop Japanese knotweed invading their properties’ gardens.

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Buck Free Press

Bucks Free Press - July 2018

Bucks Free Press looks at the works starting on site previously infested with 'aggressive' Knotweed in Chalfont St Peter and the implications of the recent dismissal of the Network Rail appeal in the Court of Appeal.

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Commercial Trust

Commercial Trust - July 2018

Landlords have been warned that they cannot rely on tenants to identify Japanese knotweed, as the legal and financial implications of this destructive plant became apparent this week.


Just Landlords

Just Landlords - July 2018

Just Landlords analyses figures from the recent YouGov research, with comments from Nic Seal MD and founder of Environet UK.

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Moneywise.co.uk

Moneywise - July 2018

New research, commissioned by knotweed removal firm Environet, says that fewer than one fifth of Brits cannot correctly identify Japanese knotweed. This comes in the wake of a landmark ruling that found in favour of two homeowners who claimed that Japanese knotweed had damaged their properties.

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Property Wire

Property Wire - July 2018

PropertyWire.com is an online channel focused on news from both the residential and commercial real estate sectors. They have published the article about the new YouGov research on Japanese knotweed identification and the new landmark ruling allowing home owners to sue their neighbours if it ends up on their land.

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Property Reporter

Property Reporter - July 2018

Important research reveals that 81% of Brits cannot correctly identify Japanese knotweed and shockingly 37% would try and tackle the knotweed themselves.

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Todays Conveyancer

Today's Conveyancer - July 2018

New research has revealed that fewer than one fifth (19%) of Brits who say they are aware of Japanese knotweed can correctly identify the weed, described by the Environment Agency as “indisputably the UK’s most aggressive, destructive and invasive plant”.

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South East Business Japanese knotweed

South East Business - July 2018

Nic Seal speaks to South East Business about the new YouGov research and how only 19% of Brits can identify Japanese knotweed.

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Somerset Live feature Environet

Somerset Live - July 2018

Somerset Live report on the copious quantities of Japanese knotweed in the South West as identified on a heat map produced by Environet. Research through YouGov discusses the challenges facing homeowners affected by knotweed and how to identify it.

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ITN News

ITV News - July 2018

ITV News looks at the level of Japanese knotweed in the East of England and the new research with shows that only 19% of people in the UK can identify the plant.

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Essex Star

Essex Star - July 2018

The Essex Star examines the new YouGov research commissioned by Environet, looking at statistics of Britain's knowledge and understanding of Japanese knotweed.

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West Wales Chronicle

West Wales Chronicle - July 2018

West Wales Chronicle ran an article giving information on the new YouGov research, Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet explains why it is so important to get professional treatment.

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Showhouse Link

Showhouse - July 2018

The interesting Showhouse article published in July talks about the new YouGov survey commissioned by Environet which highlights a widespread lack of knowledge about Japanese knotweed which is leaving homeowners at risk.

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Insideconveyancing

Inside Conveyancing - July 2018

New YouGov research highlights lack of awareness regarding the invasiveness of Japanese Knotweed is putting homeowners at risk.

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LandLove

Land Love - July 2018

This article on Landlove.com explains an overwhelming 81 per cent of Brits were unable to identify the invasive weed from a selection of five plants.

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Newsfeeds.media

Newsfeeds.Media - July 2018

It has a name which strikes dread into the heart of any property owner. Japanese knotweed can take years and thousands of pounds to destroy after invading a garden.


The Business Magazine Japanese knotweed article

The Business Magazine - July 2018

Environet speak to The Business Magazine in South: A landlord wanted to build an extension on his property, but discovered he had a knotweed infestation. Environet proposed a Resi-Dig-Out™ with a root barrier, to remove the knotweed, allowing for the extension to continue

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Mail Online

The Mail Online - June 2018

The Mail Online published this article which details a YouGov survey, conducted by Environet which highlights that only 19 per cent of people in Britain surveyed who are aware of Japanese knotweed can actually identify it.

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The Point of Surveyors

The Sunday Times - June 2018

What happens if your surveyor misses Japanese knotweed on a a property you wish to buy? Find out what to do in this Sunday Times article featuring advice from Environet’s Nic Seal.

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Devon Live

Devon - June 2018

Devon Live talk about the upcoming Duchy of Cornwall event including a stand from Environet providing 1 to 1 advice to residents with a Japanese knotweed problem.

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SBH Online

Selfbuilder & Homemaker Online - June 2018

Long delays and landfill costs from dealing with Japanese knotweed could be a thing of the past thanks to new methods available to selfbuilders, explains Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

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BBC Radio Cornwall

BBC Radio Cornwall - May 2018

Emily Grant, Senior Regional Manager (South), for Environet was interviewed on the BBC Radio Cornwall radio show with Duncan Warren on Sunday 27th March 2018. This interview, made during the popular 'Garden Line' phone-in, discusses the free Japanese knotweed pop-up consultations being given at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery in Lostwithiel, Cornwall. These will be available from from 10.30 – 15.00 on Saturday 2nd June 2018. The piece takes place at around an hour and thirty five minutes into the programme.


Todays Conveyancer

Today's Conveyancer - May 2018

A study published by Swansea University has suggested that knotweed cannot be eradicated. With over 20 years of experience in dealing with Japanese knotweed, Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet explains why these headlines and findings are misleading and not considering other well established and proven excavation methods.

Please click here to read the article.


Insideconveyancing

Inside Conveyancing - May 2018

After a report released by Swansea University suggested that Japanese knotweed cannot be eradicated, Nic Seal of Environet looks to provide insight and balance to the rather sensationalist headlines made. Nic also goes on to explain why Japanese knotweed eradication is possible.

Please click here to read the article.


PHPD

Professional Housebuilder & Property Developer - April 2018

In this online article, Nic Seal, Founder and Managing Director of Environet, outlines the results of a recent field trial of a new membrane to contain Japanese knotweed and explains its significance.

Please click here to read the article.


Daily Mail

Mail Online - April 2018

Mail Online's property expert Myra Butterworth answers a query from a reader about Japanese knotweed on their property which they have tried self treating, with comments from Environet MD Nic Seal.

Please click here to read the article.


Landlove

Landlove - March 2018

Landlove examine new advise from RHS about the best way to tackle Japanese knotweed.

Please click here to read the article.


The Express

The Express - March 2018

The Express looks at the impact on your house price if Japanese knotweed is identified by a surveyor and what you can do about it.

Please click here to read the article.


Swindon Link

Swindon Link - March 2018

Swindon Link included this article on their website which explains why the belated cold snap otherwise known as the 'Beast from the East' may have delayed the emergence of Japanese knotweed this year. With comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


Mail Online

The Mail Online - February 2018

The Mail Online added this article to their website which documents the highly publicised court case concerning a couple who have won a landmark case against their neighbour claiming they lost £50,000 value from their property because of their neighbour allowing Japanese knotweed to encroach on to their land.

Please click here to read the article.


Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph and Telegraph.co.uk - February 2018

The Telegraph featured this article which discusses the 'legal loophole' which means builders and developers don't currently need to disclose the presence of Japanese knotweed on a new build site. Featuring comments by Nic Seal of Environet and Mark Montaldo of Cobleys solicitors.

Please click here to read the article.


Homebuilding and Renovating

Homebuilding & Renovating - February 2018

Homebuilding & Renovating magazine included an article, which discusses the research carried out by YouGov for Environet. Includes comments by Environet's Managing Director, Nic Seal.


Cornwall Live

Cornwall Live - February 2018

Cornwall Live ran this article regarding the court victory of homeowner who's neighbour had neglected to treat Japanese knotweed over 13 years. This covers the highly publicised case in Truro as well as the outcome of the court case. Featuring comments from Nic Seal of Environet and Mark Montaldo of Cobleys solictors.

Please click here to read the article.


GTN Xtra

The Garden Trading News - January 2018

Covered within this article on the Garden Trading News website, this article details the trials performed by Environet using the Plantex® Platinium membrane provided by DuPont. Including comments from Nic Seal of Environet and Carl Festré, Marketing Manager at DuPont.

Please click here to read the article.


Property Reporter

Property Reporter - January 2018

This article featured on Property Reporter covers the risks buyers of new homes are being left exposed to regarding Japanese knotweed as housebuilders are not required to complete the standard TA6 Law Society Property Information form. Features comments from Environet's Managing Director, Nic Seal.

Please click here to read the article.


Showhouse Link

Showhouse - January 2018

This online article on Showhouse covers the trials performed by Environet using the Plantex® Platinium membrane provided by DuPont.

Please click here to read the article.


Landscape and Amenity Product Update

Landscape and Amenity Product Update - January 2018

This article from Landscape and Amenity Product Update discusses the new membrane developed by global science and engineering firm DuPont, Plantex® Platinium. Environet performed field trials using this membrane and the results highlighted that this could be "a game-changer for clients in the commercial and residential sectors".

Please click here to read the article.

Environet in the Media 2017


Duchy of Cornwall Nursery

Duchy of Cornwall Nursery - December 2017

Featuring on the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery website, this article gives top tips on identifying Japanese knotweed through the seasons by Environet's Managing Director Nic Seal.

Please click here to read the article.


LandLove

Land Love - December 2017

This article on Landlove.com explains how to identify Japanese knotweed during the colder winter months when all may appear dead above ground but as our Managing Director, Nic Seal explains, all is not as it seems.

Please click here to read the article.


Really Moving article

Really Moving - December 2017

Providing quotes for home-moving services such as Conveyencing, Surveys, Removals and Energy Performance Certificates, Really Moving ran an article explaining why Japanese knotweed does not have to be a deal-breaker when it comes to purchasing a home. This article references Environet's YouGov study and discusses our Resi-Dig-Out™ method of excavation available to home owners.

Please click here to read the article.


ViewMagazine

View Magazine Hampshire- December 2017

View Magazine for Hampshire ran the article an article in their December 2017 issue, this covers identifying Japanese knotweed at this time of year and methods of treatments available during this time as well as comments from Managing Director, Nic Seal, on why knotweed is an issue worth tackling during those cold winter months.

Please click here to read the article.


Housebuilder and Developer

Housebuilder & Developer - December 2017

Nic Seal explains why long delays and huge landfill costs may be a thing of the past with new methods of dealing with Japanese knotweed on site.

Please click here to read the article.


WhatHouse

What House? - November 2017

WhatHouse? are a leading UK portal for new homes with over 30 years of experience. This online article asks Nic Seal of Environet for his expert advice on how to resolve the issue of having Japanese knotweed on ones property.

Please click here to read the article.


OnTheMarket.com

On The Market - October 2017

In their blog Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet UK Ltd speaks to Onthemarket.com about what to do when properties are affected by Japanese knotweed. Advice is given to both buyers and sellers, on how to identify knotweed, as well as the best course of action to remove it. 

Please click here to read the article.


West Wales Chronicle

West Wales Chronicle - October 2017

West Wales Chronicle ran a piece which gives information on Japanese knotweed and it's dormancy during the winter period. Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet explains why it is a good idea to tackle Japanese knotweed during this time of year.

Please click here to read the article.


BBC Radio Leicester

BBC Radio Leicester - Breakfast Show - September 2017

Mat Day, Senior Regional Manager (North), for Environet was interviewed on the BBC Radio Leicester breakfast show on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

Please click here to listen to the interview, it begins at 1hr 53 minutes.


Today's Conveyancer

Today's Conveyancer - September 2017

Today's Conveyancer is an information website aimed at informing businesses about the changes that are happening in the market.

They have published an article on their website which warns conveyancers of the risks of future litigation if Japanese knotweed is found at a new property that they have acted on.

The article also offers advice and guidance from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


CSW

Culture South West - September 2017

Culture South West ran an article which looks at all of the issues associated with knotweed and which eradication options are available.

Please click here to read the article.


The New Law Journal

The New Law Journal - September 2017

Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, has an article published in the September 2017 edition of The New Law Journal.

The piece is featured in the Property/Expert Witness section of the publication.

Nic provides an expert’s perspective on Japanese knotweed encroachment & misrepresentation.


Environet feature on Today's Conveyancer.

Today's Conveyancer - September 2017

Today's Conveyancer is an information website aimed at informing businesses about the changes that are happening in the market.

They have published an article on their website which warns conveyancers of the risks of future litigation if Japanese knotweed is found at a new property that they have acted on.

The article also offers advice and guidance from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


Environet feature in The Sunday Times Home supplement.

The Sunday Times Home supplement - August 2017

Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, was featured in The Sunday Times "Home Supplement".

Each week within Home there is a section called "Home Help" where experts are asked to help the general public with any property related issues they may have.

This week's "Problem of the Week" features letters from 2 separate individuals with issues regarding Japanese knotweed. One has knotweed in a garden nearby, the other finds it in his new garden. Nic is called upon to offer his expert advice on the options open to residents, and any legal redress they may have.

Please click here to read the article.


Public Sector Building Magazine

Public Sector Building Magazine - August 2017

Environet feature in the August issue of Public Sector Building Magazine

The piece is placed within the "Focal Point: Landscape Design, Parks + Play" section of the magazine.

Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet UK, examines the damage knotweed can cause in public sector owned property and how to remove it.


Bristol Post

The Bristol Post - August 2017

The Bristol Post featured an article which not only covers our YouGov research, but also includes our "Heat Map" for the west of England as well as a comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


Cornwall Live

Cornwall Live - August 2017

This article, featured on the Cornwall Live website, covers the bad advice that can be offered regarding treating Japanese knotweed and looks at the best solutions on offer with advice for homeowners. Environet's Managing Director, Nic Seal, comments on why Japanese knotweed doesn't need to be a deal breaker for those looking to buy or sell their homes.

Please click here to read the article.


LondonLoves feature Environet.

LondonlovesBusiness.com - August 2017

LondonlovesBusiness.com, the online newspaper for London’s business community, has published an article. In this piece they extensively cover the YouGov research undertaken for Environet, as well as looking at the history and treatment options available. The article finishes with a comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, explaining why the presence of Japanese knotweed is not a deal breaker when it comes to the sale of a property.

Please click here to read the article.


Zoopla feature Environet.

Zoopla - August 2017

Property website Zoopla ran the following article in the Advice section under Property News. This offers extensive coverage of our recent YouGov research, as well as including our Heat Map of England & Wales and also includes commentary from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


Zoopla feature Environet in Q&A.

Zoopla - August 2017

Zoopla continued their Japanese knotweed coverage by producing a Questions and Answers piece.

The informative article answers everything a potential homebuyer needs to know about the dreaded knotweed and also includes vital information about buying (or indeed selling) a property with a potential Japanese knotweed infestation.

Environet are quoted extensively throughout, and Zoopla again chose to use our Heat Map of England & Wales.

Please click here to read the article.


BBC Sussex Radio Environet interview.

BBC Sussex - Breakfast Show - July 2017

Nic Seal was interviewed, live, on the BBC Sussex Breakfast Radio Show on Friday 28 July 2017. Presenter Neil Pringle conducted the interview. Neil hosts the daily show and takes an active interest in covering the local and national news.

The interview started with a review by BBC Environment Correspondent Yvette Austin of the Environet led news story featured extensively across the BBC media outlets this week.

The interview, conducted live at 7:50am, discusses the reasons behind Environet purchasing the Japanese knotweed infested land in Robertsbridge for R&D purposes. The conversation then goes on to cover the different eradication methods available to property owners.


The Daily Mail - Environet Mail Online article.

The Mail Online, Property Clinic - July 2017

In the regular, and popular, column "Property Clinic" journalist Myra Butterworth answers a question received from a member of the public regarding Japanese knotweed on an adjoining development and the impact this will have on a property sale.

Myra answers the question firstly by looking at the issues involved with Japanese Knotweed and the sale of a property. She then calls on Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, for his expert advice on the legalities involved as well as the removal methods available.

Please click here to read the article.


Environet features on Buildings specifier website.

Building Specifier - July 2017

Building Specifier is an information portal for all professional building specifiers who produced this article on their website. The feature includes the findings of our YouGov research as well as a "Heat Map" of Japanese knotweed growth within England and Wales and finishes up with comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


Environet feature on naea.co.uk

The National Association for Estate Agents - July 2017

The National Association for Estate Agents (naea) uses our YouGov research to explain how the presence of Japanese knotweed on a property should be handled during the selling process.

Please click here to read the article.


Environet feature on the propertywire website.

Property Wire - July 2017

PropertyWire.com is an online channel focused on news from both the residential and commercial real estate sectors. They have published an article which leads with our YouGov research into the publics knowledge of Japanese knotweed and also includes a comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet. 

Please click here to read the article.


Environet feature on propertyreporter.co.uk

Property Reporter - July 2017

Online property website propertyreporter.co.uk ran a feature article leading with our research headline from our recent YouGov research. The article outlines the findings of the research and includes comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet. 

Please click here to read the article.


Environet feature on propertyindustryeye.co.uk

Property Industry Eye - July 2017

News portal propertyindustryeye.co.uk published the article “Three-quarters of home buyers scared off by Japanese knotweed” which looks at the legal implications of Japanese knotweed and also includes a comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet. 

Please click here to read the article.


Environet feature on insideconveyancing website.

Inside Conveyancing - July 2017

Website insideconveyancing.co.uk used the content of our YouGov research to publish an article and features extensive coverage of the research findings.

Please click here to read the article.


Environet feature on landlordnews.co.uk

Landlord News - July 2017

Online news gateway landlordnews.co.uk produced an article using our YouGov research to highlight issues faced by Landlords as awareness of Japanese knotweed increases. The article also includes comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


Todays conveyancer feature Environet.

Today's Conveyancer - July 2017

Today's Conveyancer have published an article leading with our YouGov research and including a comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


Law Firm Services feature Environet.

Law Firm Services - July 2017

Law news site, conference & event organisers Law Firm Services have produced an article in which they cover the YouGov research undertaken for Environet, and also includes a comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.

Environet features in Professional Builder

Professional Builder - July 2017

Environet were featured on the Professional Builder website an the article which used our YouGov research to examine the current attitude of house buyers and the alarming levels of myth and misinformation. The piece also featured a comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


Sansome and George feature Environet.

Sansome & George - July 2017

A large independent estate agents in the South of England used our recent YouGov research as a way to highlight the issues and resolutions available with Japanese knotweed to anyone looking to buy or sell a property and finishes with a quote from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


Environet on BBC Breakfast

BBC Breakfast News - July 2017

Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, was featured on the network's flagship show BBC Breakfast which has a daily audience of 6.5 million.

During the bulletin Environet were taking part exclusively in a Japanese knotweed feature.

In the interview the BBC Environment Correspondent Yvette Austin explains the issue with knotweed and then covers why Environet acquired the land. Nic goes on to explain that the area is to be used for field trials after extensive research in the lab to develop and improve the methods currently used.

The piece also included an interview with a resident living close to the site.

 


Environet on BBC South Today

BBC South East Today - July 2017

Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, was featured on the BBC South East Today lunchtime and evening News.

During the main bulletins Environet were featured exclusively in a piece entitled "Knotweed Trials".

In the interview the BBC Environment Correspondent Yvette Austin explains the issue with knotweed and then covers why Environet acquired the land. Nic goes on to explain that the area is to be used for field trials after extensive research in the lab to develop and improve the methods currently used.


The Times, Bricks & Mortar

The Times, Bricks and Mortar section - July 2017

Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, is a main contributor to the article from The Times, Bricks and Mortar section. In this piece journalist David Byers looks at the introduction and history of Japanese knotweed. He then moves on to discuss the problems and issues associated with having knotweed present on your property, along with the treatment and removal options available.

The article also includes a case study of one of our clients, Brenda Dunn.

Please click here to read the article. Please note that registration is required to access the article, which takes no longer than 30 seconds.


getsurrey feature Environet.

Get Surrey - July 2017

GetSurrey ran with an article explaining how Japanese knotweed does not need to halt the house purchasing process. The article also includes comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


Aol feature Environet.

AOL - July 2017

AOL (the web portal and online service provider) ran an article under the money section of their website listing things that can impact on getting a mortgage, with number one on the list being Japanese knotweed. The piece includes comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, explaining why you should not try and attempt to treat the problem yourself.

Please click here to read the article.


Town and City feature Environet.

Town & City magazine - July 2017

Town & City is a free lifestyle magazine covering the latest in home, leisure and business in the south.

Issue 12 of the magazine, published in July 2017, produced a 2 page feature on Japanese knotweed deterring almost 8 out of 10 potential buyers.

The piece includes extensive coverage of our YouGov research, an Environet "Heat Map", which shows the presence of Japanese knotweed, of England & Wales and also includes commentary from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


The Herts Advertiser feature Environet.

The Herts Advertiser - July 2017

Within their Property section The Herts Advertiser ran a feature which contained our YouGov research, as well as our "Heat Maps" of Japanese knotweed presence within the readership area of the publication. The article concludes with a comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


Whats's on Haslemere feature Environet.

Haslemere UK website July 2017

The local news site Haslemere UK produced an article for Surrey homeowners" (which uses the YouGov research undertaken for Environet) and looks at the Japanese knotweed problem in the area, and how it should not be seen as an obstacle in the sale of a house. The piece also includes a comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


devonlive feature Environet.

Devon Live - July 2017

Devonlive.com, the local news site for Devon, published a piece which uses the recent Environet research, as well as our "Heat Maps" to explore the Japanese knotweed problems within the area. The article is rounded off by a comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


West Bridgford Wire feature Environet.

West Bridgford Wire - July 2017

West Bridgford Wire uses the YouGov research, undertaken for Environet, and uses this to explore not only the local public's attitude towards Japanese knotweed, but also the amount growing in the local area. The article includes a comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


Somerset Live feature Environet.

Somerset Live - July 2017

Somerset Live produced an article which looks at the issues of Japanese knotweed in the area and its prolific spread. The article finishes with highlighting the YouGov research undertaken for Environet. 

Please click here to read the article.


Cardiff Times features Environet.

The Cardiff Times - July 2017

Cardiff Times produced an article which showcased our YouGov research and features a quote from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


Bath Chronical features Environet.

The Bath Chronicle - July 2017

Bath Chronicle ran an article which used our YouGov research, as well as our "Heat Maps" of Japanese knotweed growth in the readership area, to highlight the local problem, issues and attitudes. The piece also featured a comment from Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.

Please click here to read the article.


Environet features in the June edition of Professional Builder

Professional Builder - June 2017

Professional Builder featured Environet in their June 2017 edition. In it Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet UK, provides an update on Japanese knotweed and outlines how to ensure its removal.


Environet features in Chartered Association of Building Engineers

Building Engineer - April 2017

Building Engineer features Environet in their April 2017 Edition. Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet UK, offers advice when developing a site with Japanese knotweed. In this article Nic explains how Environet were commissioned to assess a site which had been receiving herbicide treatments for over 7 years. Upon inspection it was found that the knotweed was still very much alive, making the site uneconomic to develop. It is always important to ensure you understand the knotweed liabilities before taking on any such development. 


Environet features in the April edition of Builder and Engineer

Builder & Engineer - April 2017

As pressure mounts to achieve the Government’s housebuilding objectives, brownfield developments are site to rise. In the April 2017 edition of Building and Engineer, Nic Seal comments on how Japanese knotweed can be identified and controlled prior to developing brownfield sites.  


Environet features in Professional Housebuilder and Property Developer

Professional Housebuilder and Property Developer - April 2017

Nic Seal, Environmental Scientist and founding Director at Environet UK Ltd, provides an update in the April 2017 edition of Professional Housebuilder and Property Developer. The best ways of dealing with Japanese knotweed on a development site are outlined within this piece.


Gillingham News features Japanese knotweed

The Gillingham News - April 2017

In the April 2017 edition of the Gillingham News, Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet explains all you need to know about Japanese knotweed. This Q&A covers the key characteristics of knotweed, and discusses what the law says about the pesky plant. Always check the TA6 form when buying a property, as there is a specific question relating to Japanese knotweed. A ‘Yes’ or ‘Not known’ may require further investigation. 

Environet in the Media 2016


Your Build features Environet

Your Build magazine - Winter 2016

Your Build asked Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet to comment on Japanese knotweed, and the impact it can have on property. In this article Nic covers frequently asked questions such as how common knotweed is, how it can affect the funding of a project, and if knotweed is covered under general insurance policies. 


Environet features in Chartered Association of Building Engineers

Building Engineer - December 2016

The December 2016 issue of Building Engineer features Environet. Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet UK Ltd and environmental scientist explains how best to tackle Japanese knotweed on construction sites, irrespective of the time of year. 


Environet features in Brownfield Briefing

Brownfield Briefing - November 2016

This features an interview with Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet. Published in the November 2016 edition of Brownfield Briefing, Nic explains all about Japanese knotweed, and the problems it presents to homeowners and developers. Its ability to lie dormant means it's a difficult plant to remove, and as it's classed as controlled waste, it can't just be placed in with the garden waste. Physical removal is often the best solution, through either Xtract™ or Resi-Dig-Out™. Environet are trialling methods to help cut the costs of Japanese knotweed removal even further, in an eco-innovative way.


Eagle Radio Japanese Knotweed

Eagle Radio - October 2016

Environet Managing Director Nic Seal was interviewed for Eagle Radio on Sunday 2 October 2016. In the article Nic discusses how Japanese knotweed grows very quickly, overshadowing other native plants and needs to dealt with as soon as possible, to prevent any damage to property. If you find a plant that you think may be knotweed, Environet offer a free identification service from a photo.


Environet features in Eco Building News

Eco Building News - October 2016

Environet is featured in the October/November edition of Eco Building News. In this article it demonstrates how Japanese knotweed can be removed from commercial development sites, in a matter of days, at half the cost of 'Dig & Dump'. This method deals with the knotweed problem, in an environmentally-friendly way. Since its launch in 2008, Xtract™ has been used on sites across the UK. 


Homebuilding and Renovating - Japanese knotweed insurance

Homebuilding & Renovating - October 2016

Japanese knotweed indemnity insurance is discussed in the October 2016 issue of Homebuilding and Renovating. The article explains why this policy was launched last year by CLI, to protect homeowners against Japanese knotweed. Premiums start from £65, speak to your conveyancing solicitors for advice.


The Telegraph Magazine

The Telegraph - September 2016

An extensive feature on Japanese knotweed is included in the latest Telegraph Saturday magazine, 17th September 2016. Starting at the beginning when knotweed was first imported as an exotic species in the mid 1800’s, to where we are now,  Japanese knotweed costs around £166 million a year to clear and is classed as Britain’s most destructive invasive plant. The article focuses on the history of the plant, why it has become a problem, and ways to tackle it.

A case we dealt with last year in South Wales is mentioned. Liz Wakeman, who was trying to sell an elderly relative's house was told the value was halved due to the presence of knotweed. After treatment by Environet, the house sold for just under the asking price. 

Please click here to read the article.


Building Construction Design Magazine Japanese knotweed

Building Construction Design - August 2016

Nic Seal speaks to Building Construction Design regarding what Architects ought to be aware of. Environet are happy to provide free advice to professional advisors on the most appropriate method, and provide quotations for the work. Japanese knotweed is something that needs to be dealt with, before any development work can start.


Emoov Japanese knotweed blog

eMoov - July 2016

Nic Seal speaks to eMoov about dealing with Japanese knotweed. Nic explains the importance of understanding the plant, to be able to remove it effectively. There are a variety of methods than can be used, but the site specific conditions will determine what is appropriate. Speak to a professional if you find Japanese knotweed on your property or site. 


Silversurfers Japanese knotweed

Silversurfers - June 2016

This article published on Silversurfers, aims to answer questions about Japanese knotweed and what you should do if you find it. Up to 5% of properties nationwide could be affected by knotweed, so it is important homeowners know the best way to deal with it. 

Please click here to read the article.


First News - Eco-Innovation Awards

First News - June 2016

Eco-Innovation Winner, Miles Bloomfield tells us about his experience in the latest edition of First News, the only weekly newspaper for young people. It has a readership of over 2 million 7 to 14 year olds. The Eco-Innovation Awards was launched last year at The Moat School. 


London Weekly News Japanese knotweed article

London Weekly News - May 2016

In the London Weekly News, Journalist Jack Dixon announces the launch of a new campaign 'Bags of Help'. The London Weekly News in partnership with Tesco, discuss a new initiative to help communities lead the way in cleaning up the capital. The Bags of Help campaign is aimed across three boroughs: Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster. Environet’s Eco Innovation Awards scheme features as a case study. Launched in September 2015, the scheme has already produced several clever ideas. 


Evening Standard Japanese Knotweed

The Evening Standard - April 2016

Journalist Lizzie Edmonds examines the impact of the record warm winter on Japanese knotweed growth in the London Evening Standard. After the warmest winter on record, Londoners are warned to watch out for accelerated Japanese knotweed growth.  The article describes a case where knotweed was discovered in the garden which delayed renovation plans. After hiring Environet, the plant was eradicated and supported by a guarantee underwritten by an A rated insurer. 


Builder and Engineer Magazine Japanese knotweed

Builder & Engineer - April 2016

The best way to deal with Japanese knotweed removal on construction sites is discussed in the latest edition of Builder and Engineer. This article discusses the eco-innovative Xtract™ method, and the time and cost savings this can provide to development sites. This method was featured in a programme entitled 'Building Tomorrow', which was produced in partnership with ITN Productions and the Chartered Institute of Building. 


Coventry Observer Japanese knotweed article

The Coventry Observer - April 2016

Coventry City residents warned about Japanese knotweed. In this article, the residents are warned about knotweed growth due to the mild and wet winter. ASBOs have been issued to landowners who are not controlling Japanese knotweed. It is important for those who have knotweed, understand the law and know what needs to be done to control Japanese knotweed. 


South Wales Evening Post Japanese knotweed

The South Wales Evening Post - April 2016

In this article, journalist Nino Williams writes about how Japanese knotweed has emerged early this year, due to a wet and mild winter. Tackling knotweed in Wales is estimated to cost around £9 million a year. ASBOs can be issued if a landowner does not make an attempt to control their knotweed, which if left unchecked can encroach on other properties, lowering the resale value. Japanese knotweed Indemnity Insurance is now available for those worried about Japanese knotweed. 


Surrey Director - Knotweed removal company celebrates birthday

Surrey Director - 2016

Environet features in the latest edition of Surrey Director, launched in 1996 for key decision makers across Surrey. This year Environet celebrated their 20th birthday, as Japanese knotweed removal experts. Founder and Managing Director Nic Seal comments “I have enjoyed the challenges and opportunities involved in building the company and inventing Xtract™, now patented in various countries across the world. It is one of the most eco-innovative and cost-effective methods of eradicating this highly invasive weed. We are one of the leading Japanese knotweed removal companies, with our head office in Send, near Woking.”

Environet in the Media 2015


ITN Productions Building Tomorrow Film Japanese knotweed segment

ITN Productions - November 2015

A Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) programme entitled 'Building Tomorrow', produced in partnership with ITN Productions, was launched in November 2015. This featured key industry interviews and news-style reports, with Environet sponsoring a 5 minute segment on Japanese knotweed. Nic Seal, Managing Director, discusses the benefits of the patented Xtract™ machine, specifically on commercial sites. 


Western Mail Japanese Knotweed

The Western Mail - July 2015

In this article there is a happy ending for a Welsh knotweed saga. Originally told her house value would half due to the presence of knotweed, Environet came to the rescue with a treatment plan. Now the house has sold just shy of the asking price. The Government may had admitted defeat in removing this invader, however this Swansea woman has shown that the plant can be defeated. 


Devon Life

Devon Life magazine - July 2015

Recently our South West Regional Manager Emily Grant was interviewed by Devon life. Emily states how she would like to remove knotweed from the UK. The best piece of advice she offers would be to seek professional help, but undertake research to ensure the professional is exactly that. A lot of what can be found on the internet needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. Environet removal methods are all backed by a guarantee so rest assured we know what we're doing. 


South Wales Evening Post Japanese Knotweed

The South Wales Evening Post - July 2015

Liz Wakeman was told that her property was worth half due to the presence of Japanese knotweed on neighbouring land. In this article, it was shown that due to the work completed by Environet, the house was sold close to the asking price. Nic Seal, Environet MD states that a lot of work is completed on knotweed to a low standard, with no guarantee. In these circumstances the value of the property is lowered. 


Life Series Magazine

Chelsea Life magazine - June 2015

Nic Seal, Environet MD discusses the issues when buying, selling or re-mortgaging a property and the guarantees that are available when Japanese knotweed is present in his article published in Chelsea Life in June 2015. All Environet removal methods are fully guaranteed for up to 10 years, insurance backed by a syndicate at Lloyd's of London.


Around Town Magazine

Around Town magazine - June 2015

Lloyd Fyfield, Environet Regional Manager for Wales, discusses the origins of Japanese knotweed and the best way to tackle it in his article published in Around Town Magazine in Summer 2015. "Loved by the celebrity gardeners of the day, it was planted in the grand gardens in South Wales. They admired its fast growth, its attractive bamboo-like stems with purple freckles, its large spade-shaped leaves and its mass of pretty, creamy white flowers in the summer. Unfortunately, they were not to know the havoc it would wreak in years to come, growing out of control and pushing out our native species. Not to mention the damage to property and distress to home sellers, house buyers and property developers."


i-Build Japanese knotweed

i-Build - March 2015

i-build article from March 2015 considers the impact of Japanese knotweed on building sites and recommends those embarking on self-build to familiarise themselves on this invasive and pernicious plant.


Homebuilding Magazine Japanese knotweed

Homebuilding & Renovating - February 2015

In the Ask the Expert section of Homebuilding and Renovating February 2015, Environet MD, Nic Seal, explains the damage Japanese knotweed can do and how to get rid of it. Nic advises that any treatment or removal work is covered by an insurance backed guarantee which is required by most lending institutions when deciding to sell a property.


South Wales Evening Post Jaoanese knotweed

The South Wales Evening Post - January 2015

In January 2015 the South Wales Evening Post pubished an article talking about the new powers given to local authorities under ASBO legislation to force homeowners to clear up Japanese knotweed on their land. Environet confirms there are already legislative instruments in place that are now widely used in cases of Japanese knotweed encroaching from one piece of land to adjoining land. It's called civil nuisance and this has been around a long time.


ARMA Japanese knotweed

The Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) - 2015

This article, for managing agents discusses how the discovery of Japanese knotweed can be a real headache. Onward sales will be hampered; disagreements between residents may make resolution tricky; then there's the issue of cost and where the financial and legal liabilities lie.

Environet in the Media 2014


Mark Forrest Show BBC Radio Japanese Knotweed

BBC Local Radio - November 2014

Environet's Mark Thompson was interviewed on the Mark Forrest show on Wednesday 19 November 2014. The interview revolved around a property in Swansea where the value of the property was halved due to knotweed, until Environet came to the rescue. A treatment programme is now underway with a guarantee that is insurance backed at Lloyd's, giving any propsective purchaser the peace of mind that the knotweed problem is now under control.


BBC Breakfast Japanese knotweed

BBC Breakfast News - November 2014

John Maguire of BBC Breakfast discusses fines for failure to control Japanese knotweed when he visits the Environet team on a residential site in South London. He interviews Nic Seal, Environet MD, who explains the problems associated with Japanese knotweed and the methods available to remove this highly invasive plant. John is able to see the Environet Xtract™ process in action plus he interviews Lawrence Lacey, Solicitor from Clarke Willmott, who discusses the issues surrounding Japanese knotweed when trying to buy and sell a residential property and the importance of purchasing an insurance backed guarantee.


Professional Housebuilder and Property Developer Japanese knotweed

Professional Housebuilder and Property Developer - October 2014

In this article, Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet and one of the UK’s leading experts on Japanese knotweed explains what you need to know should you discover this invasive plant on a construction site.  There are various Japanese knotweed removal techniques that can be used when knotweed is identified on site. The benefits of Xtract™ are discussed, highlighting the cost savings on haulage, disposal, landfill tax and buying in clean fill, over other methods such as Dig & Dump.


Solicitors Journal Japanese knotweed

Solicitors Journal - October 2014

Nic Seal tells the Solicitors Journal what all solicitors should know about Japanese knotweed during the conveyancing process in his article of October 2014. With pre-contract enquiries, vendors would be unwise to attempt to conceal knotweed as it needs to be disclosed on the TA6 form. Vendors that do not disclose run the risk of a misrepresentation claim. Many misrepresentation claims are now being settled out of court in favour of the buyer.


Woking Advertiser Japanese knotweed

The Woking Advertiser - October 2014

In the October 2014 edition of the Woking Advertiser an article entitled highlights Environet's development of their Xtract™ process for the residential market to allow knotweed to be removed at all times of the year. Herbicide treatment has traditionally been used for removing knotweed in residential gardens which can only be carried out during the summer growing season. Knowing Environet has the most environmentally-friendly solution available, that can be dealt with all year round, is proving to be very popular with clients - particularly where they are keen to sell their homes. 


Sevenoaks Chronicle Japanese knotweed

The Sevenoaks Chronicle - September 2014

Olivia Parish writes an article entitled for the Sevenoaks Chronicle in September 2014. The article covers Japanese knotweed encroachment and advice by Warner's Solicitors on what guarantee you should look for if buying a property that is or has been affected by Japanese knotweed. 


Surrey Advertiser Japanese knotweed

The Surrey Advertiser - August 2014

Surrey Advertiser in August 2014 promotes Environet's 18th Birthday and new office move to Send. Environet is celebrating 18 years since it launched at its original headquarters in Weston Super Mare, during which time it has become a leading expert in the fight against the plant taking over gardens across the country. Environet is now the longest-running organisation specialising solely in the removal of knotweed. Nic Seal advocates that "Environet is able to work with the parties involved to resolve the situation and remove the Japanese knotweed, but on occasions where legal intervention is necessary, Environet has also helped to develop a legal service with a specialist lawyer to assist with knotweed encroachment issues."


Plant that ate Britain Sunday Times Japanese Knotweed

The Sunday Times magazine - July 2014

Journalist Matt Rudd publishes his article on Japanese knotweed as the cover story in The Sunday Times magazine in July 2014. The article gives a historical background to Japanese knotweed, how to identify it and the problems it causes in terms of property damage, disputes between neighbours and effect on mortgage lending. The article describes some possible ways of removing Japanese knotweed including the risks involved of DIY/amateur attempts that induce dormancy.


RICS Japanese knotweed

RICS Building Control Journal - 2014

Nic Seal of Environet examines the legal, financial and technical implications of discovering Japanese knotweed on a development site, in the RICS Building Control Journal in January 2014. Under the 2010 updates to the Building Regulations, site investigation is now recommended in order to determine how much unsuitable material should be removed before building begins. Where Japanese knotweed is concerned, determining the extent of the problem is a job for a specialist.