How Japanese Knotweed Can Devalue Your Home

Japanese Knotweed Removal New Mills

If you’ve read the headlines lately, you might have been alarmed by the number of properties that have lost half or more of their value due to Japanese knotweed. At Bark and Branch Tree Care, we offer Japanese Knotweed removal in New Mills. Our vegetation clearance in New Mills is built to keep your property on the right side of prices.


So what happens if Japanese knotweed is found on your property? In some cases, lenders refuse to lend for properties that don’t have a management plan already in place. For lenders, knotweed is a risk that is simply not worth taking. The high cost of removing it, the government regulations surrounding it, and the near constant maintenance is too much to be reckoned with for many. And if left untreated, it can cause serious damage to your property.


And if a bank refuses to lend for a property that has knotweed, then the next best bet is to sell it to a cash buyer. This too might not work out the way you intended. Cash buyers will likely also demand a reduced price since they are paying in full for your property. This, in turn, leads to a lower value for your property. And your knotweed invasion even further devalues the property because the new buyer knows they’ll have to pay to have it removed. All in all, having a Japanese Knotweed problem is a big deal that contributes to a dramatically reduced sales price for you.


The question is, what can you do now to prevent a Japanese knotweed over an invasion of your property?


The first step is awareness. Recognising what this plant looks like, how it grows and the best ways to kill it are imperative if you don’t want to end up in one of those previously mentioned headlines.  Don’t lose half your property investment because you didn’t know the signs of Japanese knotweed. And worst of all, don’t pay thousands to get it under control because you let it become a serious problem.


In fact, all you have to do is give our team a call at Bark and Branch Tree Care. We specialise in high-quality Japanese knotweed removal in New Mills. We offer both vegetation clearance in New Mills and knotweed removal services to keep your property looking great. We don’t want to see your property devalued. Contact us today for more information about Japanese knotweed removal and more.