Domestic Review 2019Ashfield Japanese Knotweed has undertaken a review of our domestic projects in 2019 and identified the following statistics:
On 64% of the properties we surveyed we advised that no further management works were required or advised that a third party land owner was responsible for managing identified Japanese knotweed due to encroachment. This demonstrates the value to Clients of having an independent assessment of the impact of Japanese knotweed at a property, even when a valuation surveyor; contractor; or mortgage provider has recommended further works.
For 35% of the properties we surveyed recommended herbicide management to control the Japanese knotweed at the property and/or to facilitate a mortgage application. On tendering the recommended works we saw an average, saving of £1,600 per property on contractors’ quotes for herbicide projects. As part of our survey costs, where Japanese knotweed management is required, we always tender works to at least three Property Care Association approved contractors on behalf of our Clients.
Only 1% of properties surveyed required excavation of Japanese knotweed and on tendering these works, an average saving of £33,000 per property was identified to the benefit of our Clients.
In conclusion, 2 in 3 properties surveyed by Ashfield Japanese Knotweed Limited resulted in no further works being required. Where further works were required our Clients didn’t have to take the day off work to allow three contractors to the property, to ensure they obtained a competitive quote, we tendered the works on their behalf with savings of between £1,600 and £33,000. We also ensured all works were undertaken by a Property Care Association approved contractor with works supported by a ten year insurance backed guarantee.