Japanese Knotweed in Sutton – Removal and Eradication
Japanese Knotweed in Sutton is classed as a ‘neighbourhood nuisance’, due to its invasive tendencies. The council can take action if the Knotweed is on a neighbouring property, and is encroaching onto yours. The landowner may even be liable to receive an ASBO!
Japanese Knotweed is listed under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which therefore means you cannot allow it to spread onto neighbouring land or the wild. Although it is not illegal to have the weed growing on your land, it is illegal to allow it to spread, and such actions may result in legal action being taken against you, not only for the price for the eradication, but also for the price difference in devaluation of the property!
This invasive weed can cause damage, structurally or to surrounding plants. As you can see from the picture it has overtaken this shed and greenhouse. Removal of this invasive weed is important not just for properties in Sutton but throughout the UK.
If you fear your neighbour may have Japanese Knotweed in Sutton, give us a call on 0800 1337 444 for more information and advice!
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