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Legal Loopholes in the Declaration of Japanese Knotweed

A legal loophole is leaving buyers of new build properties open to potential Japanese Knotweed being on their land. Currently, developers and builders are not required to complete a TA6 form, which declares whether the property has been affected by any invasive weeds. Read more in the full article on the Telegraph.


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Japanese Knotweed Tracker

Did you know that the Environmental Agency set up a map showing the distribution of Japanese Knotweed over the UK. Check it out here and see how close Japanese Knotweed is getting to your property. Why not get in touch to have your property surveyed for the presence of this invasive weed – we can issue you with confirmation that your garden is Knotweed free, providing you with peace of mind.


Japanese Knotweed in Court

As you have probably heard, the presence of Japanese Knotweed on a property can result in parties being taken to court. Sometimes an expert is required to overview any excavation work that has already been completed on a property or any treatment that has been carried out. This is when a P35 Expert Report comes in to play. Find out more about them here.


Sale of a House Falls Through Due To Japanese Knotweed

Having put his house up for sale and paid out for solicitors fees, the sale of Mr Kidd’s house fell through when Japanese Knotweed was found on Network Rails land that was adjacent to his own. Find out more here.


Why You Shouldn’t Try to Remove Japanese Knotweed Yourself

When you find out you have Japanese Knotweed on your premises, it may be tempting to remove it yourself, to cut back on professional eradication costs. Find out here why it’s always best to have the professionals take care of it.


Japanese Knotweed History Lesson

Japanese Knotweed was first brought over to Europe in 1850 by European explorer Philipp Franz von Siebold. It was loved by the Victorians because it looked like bamboo and grew into a bush very quickly. Today though, it is now known as an invasive weed and needs to be removed as soon as it is spotted on any site. Find out about our removal process here

Did you know? It cost £70 million to have Japanese Knotweed removed from a 10-acre area of the London 2012 Olympic Games velodrome and aquatic centre.


Don’t let Japanese Knotweed Stop You From Selling Your Property

Not only can Japanese Knotweed affect the selling price of your property, it can also affect your chances of selling it if you don’t have a PCA qualified companies management plan in place. This happened to a client of ours in Manchester. Click here to find out more…


Suspected Japanese Knotweed – Misidentified!

A client in London thought they had Japanese Knotweed on their site but it had been misidentified! Click here to find out more…


Another Japanese Knotweed case goes to court!

Adam and Eleanor Smith of Maenporth, near Falmouth in Cornwall, are taking their pensioner neighbour, Rosemary Line, to court on 6th October 2017, following a Japanese Knotweed dispute. Their home has been devalued by 10% due to knotweed that has been encroaching on their land from Mrs Lines, for the past 11 years! You can read the full article, originally published by The Daily Mail online, by clicking here.

If you are in a similar situation to Mr and Mrs Smith, get in touch today for free expert advice on 0800 1337 444


Why you need to eradicate your Japanese Knotweed

Find out why you need to eradicate your Japanese Knotweed by clicking here…


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Update on Network Rail Case

Mr Waistell and Network Rail are locked in a legal battle as Network Rail appealed the county court decision, that it should pay £15,000 in damages for the Japanese Knotweed that spread from Network Rails land to Mr Waistells property.

If you would like to view the full article posted by the Telegraph, please click here.


Can having Japanese Knotweed result in a prison sentence?

As if finding out you have Japanese Knotweed in your garden isn’t enough bad news, did you know that failure to take the steps to eradicate it can result in a £2,000 fine or even a 2-year prison sentence?

We have found an interesting article, posted by the Coventry Telegraph online, warning people about the rise of Japanese Knotweed and how this can affect you.

If you would like to view the full article posted by the Coventry Telegraph, please click here.


Community Protection Notice from Home Office

New Home Office guidance now enables local councils and the police to issue Community Protection Notices against “individuals who are acting unreasonably and who persistently or continually act in a way that has a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality” which includes Japanese Knotweed and other invasive weeds.

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Network Rail sued over Japanese Knotweed

Rodger Burnett, the Director and founder of Charles Lyndon, has successfully sued Network Rail over a case of Japanese Knotweed. He represented Mr Waistell who was trying to sell his property but couldn’t due to the presence of the Japanese Knotweed on the Railway Embankment.

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