CIOB Academy CPD

Japanese Knotweed: A problem plant, or just a weed?



Japanese knotweed is a non-native invasive plant which grows very tall and is difficult to control. Its fast growth rate and damaging roots lead to lending restrictions and reduced valuations.

Peter Fitzsimons, Technical Manager at Property Care Association asks the question ‘Is this a problem plant, or is Japanese knotweed ‘just a weed’?  He helps to understand the legislation regarding invasive species; the importance of reporting knotweed in surveys (RICS Guidance) TA6 Property information Form and gives techniques for managing knotweed.


Quality and Health and Safety

CIOB Conservation Conference

New ideas for tough times

The theme of this year's annual conference is balancing conservation needs against rising costs. It is ideal for professionals involved in historic or traditional buildings as well as homeowners who are embarking on their own project.

We have drawn together leading experts from the UK and Europe who will give delegates the inside track on how these projects were successfully delivered and how they can apply what was learned to their own decision making.