Understand the laws regarding Japanese Knotweed

Understand the laws regarding Japanese Knotweed

According to some reports, homeowners are not aware of their legal responsibility to stop Japanese Knotweed spreading. Only 36% of them know they can be sued and only 18% are aware that they could face criminal prosecution. Japanese knotweed should... ...
Japanese Knotweed and its detrimental affect on the property industry

Japanese Knotweed and its detrimental affect on the property industry

The property industry is being hit with problems caused by Japanese knotweed. In just 10 weeks, it can grow 10 cm per day and can reach a height of 3-4 meters. It is illegal for someone to cause or allow... ...
How Did Japanese Knotweed Get Here?

How Did Japanese Knotweed Get Here?

Japanese Knotweed is a contentious plant that can depreciate the value of a property and cause conflict between neighbour’s. The invasive plant is known for spreading quickly and for monopolising gardens. Knotweed grows in large patches that can quickly push... ...
How Japanese Knotweed Affects House Insurance: Are You Covered?

How Japanese Knotweed Affects House Insurance: Are You Covered?

Japanese Knotweed can have a negative impact on the value of your property, not to mention causing conflict between neighbour’s and causing stress in your day-to-day life. Discovering a Japanese Knotweed infestation can also lead to some very expensive costs,... ...
Has Your Surveyor Missed Japanese Knotweed?

Has Your Surveyor Missed Japanese Knotweed?

espite Japanese Knotweed having made a significant impact on the property industry in the last decade, there are still cases where surveyors miss this invasive plant whilst conducting mortgage evaluations, Home Buyer Reports and RICS Building Surveys. In many of... ...