Japanese knotweed Guidance for Professional Valuers and Surveyors

Following the release of the New Guidance Note from the RICS titled: ‘Japanese knotweed and Residential Property‘; the PCA has published supporting guidance on Japanese knotweed surveys and management strategies for professional valuers and surveyors.

This guidance is specifically designed to support the new RICS guidance and to help property valuers and surveyors understand:

  • How to recognise the presence of Japanese Knotweed
  • the challenges of detecting & identifying Japanese knotweed;
  • the benefits of long-term guarantees underwritten by appropriate insurance.

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Key Takeaways from the Japanese Knotweed guidance

  • Supports the RICS Guidance Note “Japanese knotweed and Residential Property 2022”
  • Covers all aspects of knotweed surveys and examples of the RICS Management Categories
  • Provides advice on Japanese Knotweed Management plans/options – the pros and cons
  • Ensures that Valuation surveyors can assess documentation provided by vendors
  • Signposts to other supporting documents in the PCA’s Invasive Weed Document library

Japanese Knotweed - Guidance for Professional Valuers & Surveyors - PCA


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RICS Japanese Knotweed & Residential Property Guidance Note


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To read the NEW RICS guidance note on ‘Japanese knotweed & Residential Property, simply click on the button below:

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CPD Webinar

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New RICS Japanese Knotweed Guidance – how does it change the way we assess risk?

We’ll look at what exactly has changed and show how it will impact surveyors and other property & construction professionals. We’ll ask ‘Will it be welcomed by lenders?’ and ‘Does it keep knotweed ‘in-the frame’ as a material risk factor for valuation processes?’

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