The destructive and invasive nature of Knotweed means it can cause serious damage to your home if left undetected and untreated. Any identification of Knotweed should not be ignored and needs to be controlled or removed as soon as possible.
What it means for your mortgage
If you’re looking to buy a new property and applying for a mortgage, it’s important to remember to check that the new house does not have, or is not at risk of, any Knotweed problems.
Most UK residential mortgage lenders are unwilling to lend on properties that are affected by Knotweed but some are happy to consider applications on a case-by-case basis. The latter is only possible once remediation solutions have been implemented and lenders are likely to want to see evidence that you’re willing to fund a long-term solution programme to control or remove the Knotweed. They will also want to see that you’re working with an approved and recognised professional to sort out the problem; that’s where we come in.
Working with Sussex Knotweed
Because we know that Knotweed can choke your chances of a mortgage, we work with you to come up with solutions and removal methods that are in line with regulations and favoured by the UK’s leading lenders.
We’re a member of the PCA (Property Care Association) so you can rest assured you’ll be in safe hands and that our work will be recognised by the lender in question. We’re highly experienced at removing Knotweed from residential properties and will work quickly and sympathetically to ensure your mortgage approval is not delayed unnecessarily.
Our initial surveys will identify the scope of the Knotweed problem and we’ll always use the most effective and environmentally-conscious solutions to control or eradicate the infected area. We’re highly professional and know the stresses this can cause so will be on hand every step of the way to make the process as smooth as possible.
We work across Sussex, Surrey, Brighton and Kent so if you’re looking for help with a mortgage solution to your Knotweed problem.