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What should you do if you find Japanese Knotweed growing on your property?

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What should you do if you find Japanese Knotweed growing on your property?

New Shoots of Japanese Knotweed

If you are looking to buy or sell a property, you will most likely have heard of Japanese Knotweed. Although it is not illegal to allow Japanese Knotweed growing on your property but it is illegal to allow it to spread – what is your responsibility when it comes to invasive weeds?

Japanese Knotweed is extremely invasive and can cause structural damage if it is left untreated – due to this, most mortgage lenders will not release funds against the property if there is any indication of a growth nearby. If you are looking to sell your property, it may prove useful to ensure you have a management plan in place before putting the property on the market.

 

DIY methods to remove Japanese Knotweed are not recommended as most mortgage lenders will not accept methods which have not been conducted by a qualified contractor. You may end up paying a lot more than what you need to! Qualified contractors are also able to offer guarantees on their work, which means if the Japanese Knotweed does come back, the property will be protected.

 

 

If you notice Japanese Knotweed growing on your property. Get in touch with the Experts today! Give us a call on 0800 1337 444!