A recent article in the Scotland on Sunday newspaper is urging consumers to beware of rogue Japanese knotweed contractors who claim to be experts.
The Scotland on Sunday has claimed that some rogue contractors were charging up to ten times as much as they should be and did not have the proper qualifications required to remove and dispose of Japanese knotweed.
PCA to set up Japanese Knotweed regulatory body
In response to similar articles in the past, The Property Care Association (PCA) is planning to set up a regulatory body to oversee the companies that offer Japanese knotweed treatment and removal programmes. The PCA's regulatory body would have strict membership criteria including legally-approved qualifications for the commercial spraying of Japanese knotweed. This would allow customers to know that all work was carried out to the standard that mortgage lenders required.
The Rotter comments on Japanese Knotweed Contractors
Les Meikle, aka The Rotter and MD of Wise Knotweed Solutions commented: "The Scotland on Sunday article highlighted just how important it is to have professionals carrying out Japanese knotweed treatment. At our specialist Wise Knotweed Solutions division, we are committed to ensuring that all our work is carried out to a highly professional standard using our fully qualified technicians. It is for this reason we look forward to working with the new Japanese knotweed regulatory body within the PCA".
More information on Japanese Knotweed
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