How much is a Japanese knotweed survey?

How much is a Japanese knotweed survey?

*The Japanese knotweed survey is FREE. If we find the property is not affected by Japanese knotweed, there is a charge of £165 +VAT.

Is Japanese knotweed illegal UK?

Under UK Law, Japanese knotweed is legally classed as a controlled plant under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 section 114 (2) (WCA 1981). It is not illegal for you to have Japanese knotweed on your property, but it is against UK law to cause or allow the plant to spread in the wild.

Can you get planning permission with Japanese knotweed?

Planning permission is required before most kinds of building development takes place, this includes land with Japanese knotweed. Most councils will have policies in place concerning Japanese knotweed, and might also be aware of where the plant has already been discovered.

Is it illegal to sell a house with Japanese knotweed?

Can you sell a property with Japanese knotweed? You can sell a property with Japanese knotweed, however, you may need to take some extra measures to ensure that potential buyers feel comfortable purchasing the house and confident that they will be able to secure a mortgage from their bank.

Do surveyors look for Japanese knotweed?

Surveyors have a duty of care to both the homebuyer and the lender to identify Japanese knotweed during a survey, even if the seller has attempted to hide it.

Do surveyors check for Japanese knotweed?

Surveyors can miss Japanese knotweed on a property for a number of reasons, not all of which suggest that they have acted negligently. DIY attempts at treating Japanese knotweed can lead to deformed or sparse growth which may lead surveyors to miss the infestation altogether, or mistakenly identify it as another plant.

What to do if a Neighbour has Japanese knotweed?

What to do if your neighbour has Japanese knotweed? If your neighbour has Japanese knotweed, then you should tell them as soon as possible. If they do not arrange to have the Japanese knotweed treated and allow the Japanese knotweed to spread to your land, then you may able to bring a claim against them.

Do you have to declare Japanese knotweed?

A property infested with Japanese knotweed can be difficult to sell. Sellers are legally required to disclose if their property is, or has been, affected by the plant when they complete the Law Society’s TA6 form as part of the standard conveyancing process.

Can you concrete over Japanese knotweed?

The simple, and definitive, answer to the question of “can Japanese knotweed grow through concrete?” is no, it cannot. “If left untreated, Japanese knotweed will grow rapidly, by up to 10cm a day during the summer months, pushing up through cracks in concrete, cavity walls and drains,” says Nic.

Can you plant Japanese knotweed?

So, technically, it’s not illegal to plant Japanese knotweed on your own property, but the moment it spreads outside of your property you are breaking the law. In fact, if you happen to come across Japanese knotweed on your property, we advise that you have it removed as soon as possible.

Is it worth buying a house with Japanese knotweed?

Japanese knotweed can devalue a house between 5-15% [4], however, in some more extreme cases, the plant has been known to almost completely devalue properties. Careful consideration of the severity of the infestation and impact on the property’s value is needed when buying a property affected by Japanese knotweed.

Do estate agents have to declare Japanese knotweed?

There’s a legal duty on Estate Agents to disclose the presence of Japanese knotweed under CPR, so in our experience it’s best to be honest with the buyer to gain their trust which should make any transaction go through without a hitch.

Which is the best company for Japanese knotweed removal?

We are proud members of the Property Care Association’s (PCA) ‘Invasive Weed Control Group’ (IWG) which gives you peace of mind and reassurance that you’ll receive industry-leading Japanese knotweed solutions carried out to the highest standards from an audited contractor.

What kind of insurance does TP knotweed offer?

All Japanese Knotweed solutions undertaken by TP Knotweed include a 10-Year Insurance Backed Guarantee in line with industry standards. Members of the PCA listed as experts in the control and management of invasive species, are capable of offering the highest levels of technical knowledge and practical skill.

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