RICS Draft Guidance Note: Japanese knotweed and residential property, 1st edition

Appendix A: Further sources of information

Environment Agency: Japanese Knotweed Code of Practice (2016) [withdrawn in 2016 because the Environment Agency no longer provides best practice guidance, but containing useful information] (www.gov.uk/government/publications/japanese-knotweed-managing-on-development-sites)

GB non-native species secretariat (www.nonnativespecies.org)

Invasive Non-native Species Specialists Association (www.innsa.org)

  • Code of Practice: Managing Japanese Knotweed

Natural Resources Wales: Japanese knotweed: Controlling it on your land (gov.wales/japanese-knotweed-controlling-it-your-land)

Northern Ireland Environment Agency 2008: Best Practice Management Guidelines: Japanese Knotweed (www.nonnativespecies.org/downloadDocument.cfm?id=1013)

Property Care Association (www.property-care.org)

The following are available as downloads from the PCA technical library (www.property-care.org/professionals/invasive-weed-control/invasive-weed-control-technical-document-library/ )

  • Code of Practice for the Management of Japanese Knotweed [April 2018]
  • Japanese Knotweed - A guide to the problems caused and how to deal with them (leaflet)
  • Japanese knotweed: Guidance for Professional Valuers and Surveyors
  • Manual: Practical Management of Invasive Non-Native Weeds in Britain and Ireland
  • Root Barrier and Japanese Knotweed Remediation
  • Safe and Effective Excavation and Burial
  • Summary of Legislation impacting Japanese Knotweed
  • Verification Reports for Excavation and Soil Removal

Royal Horticultural Society (www.rhs.org.uk)

Scottish Environment Protection Agency Technical Guidance Note: On-site management of Japanese Knotweed and associated contaminated soils (www.sepa.org.uk/media/154142/onsite_mangaement_of_-japanese_knotweed_associated_soils.pdf)