What does it cost to treat or excavate Japanese knotweed?

Chartered Surveyor Paul Raine, Managing Director of Expert Surveyors Ltd, unveils a helpful new online tool, providing guidance to surveyors and other property professionals on the current indicative costs of treating Japanese Knotweed – either by excavation or herbicide treatment.

Times Investigation into Network Rail and Japanese Knotweed

Earlier this week The Times newspaper published the results of an investigation into the failure of Network Rail to protect homeowners living near railways infested with knotweed, who are unable to sell their homes.

Following a Freedom of Information request, The Times learned that Network Rail had received 11,000 complaints about Japanese knotweed since 2011, including more than 6,000 complaints that the plant was spreading on to private property.

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