Japanese Knotweed in South Yorkshire
It was reported in February this year that a homeowner was struggling to sell her property due to an infestation of Japanese knotweed in South Yorkshire. At this particular property in Sheffield, Japanese Knotweed had spread across four neighbouring gardens.
None of the neighbours were aware that it was Japanese knotweed or of how incredibly invasive it can be. Luckily, in this case, the four neighbours were on good terms and decided to split the cost of treating the Japanese knotweed among the four of them. This was to put a three-year management plan into place for the removal of Japanese Knotweed in South Yorkshire.
It doesn’t always run so smoothly as it did for the homeowners in South Yorkshire. Many of our clients have had to treat knotweed on their neighbours land as it was affecting their house sale and the neighbour refused to treat it themselves.
Although it is illegal for you to allow Japanese knotweed to spread onto a neighbouring property, it is not illegal to have it on your own land. Therefore people sometimes feel they have no obligation to put a treatment schedule into place if they aren’t planning on moving themselves. However, this can be detrimental if the Japanese Knotweed does in fact spread to a neighbouring property, as you may be liable to a fine or legal action from your neighbour if you are not compliant.
If you need some advice about Japanese knotweed in South Yorkshire which is either on your own property or your neighbours, get in touch today. Our contact number is 0800 093 7926 or alternatively you can contact us via Facebook or Twitter. Our experienced team will be happy to give you advice, answer your questions or to organise a site survey.