Japanese Knotweed: The Implications Short course


Japanese Knotweed may cause serious damage to property, and therefore property values. It's notoriously hard to treat, and poses a challenge to even the most experienced of property professionals.

When the RICS Information Paper on Japanese Knotweed and Residential Property was published in 2012, it became the most downloaded Information Paper ever produced by RICS. It brought clarity for valuers and surveyors, and helped lenders manage risk.

A second edition of the paper is anticipated, and this course will study the implications of the review, and how the changes will impact on surveyors and valuers. Important court judgements have been passed in 2018 – with more expected later in the year – and these will be considered along with some important research.

Course details


  • Mode of study: Face to face
  • Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Start and end dates: TBC 
  • Location: TBC 


  • Single bookings: £105
  • Multi-rate (3 or more courses booked at same time): £90
  • APC rate: £70
  • Apprenticeship rate: £70
  • Retired rate: £70

What you'll experience

On this short course you'll cover:

  • Identifying Japanese Knotweed in all seasons
  • The objective assessment of risk posed by Japanese Knotweed
  • How Japanese Knotweed really affects property values
  • Related research and court cases
  • Changes to guidance and assessment
  • How surveyors and valuers should be advising their clients


You'll be taught by Philip Santo, a residential surveyor and valuer who is a regular speaker at CPD training and conference events. He is a leading expert on the impact of Japanese Knotweed on the value of residential properties, advising and writing on professional subjects, including the Case Notes series in the RICS Property Journal.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

How to book

This course has already been delivered. 

To register your interest for future courses, please email cpd@port.ac.uk

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