Insurance Backed Guarantee

Knotweed Specialists UK Limited carries out eradication work to the highest standards using our highly qualified, fully trained professionals. For extra peace of mind, our customers can be covered on request by a 10-year insurance backed guarantee policy for Japanese Knotweed.

Once the customer has agreed to employ our company for treatment of Japanese Knotweed an insurance backed guarantee may be requested. We will make all the necessary arrangements with the insurer and provide the customer with the policy within a couple of days FREE of charge (subject to T&Cs).

The insurance policy will be valid from the date of the completion of treatment and monitoring, specified in the management plan. The insurance will cover the cost of any ongoing treatments if our company ceases trading and can no longer complete our obligations. Therefore, it is different from a standard guarantee often offered by other Japanese Knotweed companies. Typically, they will not be valid should the company stop trading. Both domestic and commercial customers can be covered. The policy is bonded to the property/site address and will be fully transferable to a new owner.

To make a claim, the customer should contact the insurer directly. The insurer will request the relevant paperwork (survey report and management plan) confirming the extent of work that has been carried out to date to assist the claim. An alternative service provider will be found to accomplish planned work.


Why do I need a guarantee?

If you are looking to buy or sell property and land affected by Japanese Knotweed, it is a mandatory requirement by al mortgage providers that a 10-year insurance backed guarantee is in place. The guarantee is also in place to give you piece of mind that should any regrowth occur during the guarantee period, it will be treated free of charge.