Japanese Knotweed is said to have knocked £20bn off the market in the UK and with a struggle to get a mortgage on a property with this due to mortgage lenders not wanting to lend!
What is Japanese Knotweed?
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is an aggressive weed that can grow up to 10cm a day. It is now the most invasive plant species in Scotland and across the UK. Japanese knotweed has been known to cause major damage to properties and in some cases, it can lead to mortgages being refused. Japanese Knotweed first came to the UK in 1850’s and now stands as the most destructive plant. The plant can spread through drains, tarmac, driveways and concrete making it very hard to control.
How can I treat this?
Call in the professionals! A professional will be able to survey the problem and give you advice on how you can move forward. There is a couple of different options that can be done to help fix this including Chemical treatment, Excavation, Root barrier and Soil screening.
How can this affect the value of my home?
The plant can make a big difference on the value of your home and you are required to make any future buyer aware of this.
If you are thinking of selling and want to know whether your property may be affected, by Japanese Knotweed then call us on 01738 44 43 42 for advice.