The current system for valuing properties with Japanese knotweed is unfair, inaccurate and it’s causing headaches for homeowners, so we’ve teamed up with our friends at Expert Surveyors to come up with a new tool to tackle the problem.
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Over the last week we’ve undertaken a major media campaign highlighting the Top Ten Japanese knotweed hotspots in each region of England and Wales, using data mined from our heatmap, Exposed.
Wales is particularly badly affected, with four towns and cities appearing in the Top Ten, alongside locations with a strong industrial heritage such as St Helens in Merseyside and Blackburn and Preston in Lancashire.
Awareness of Japanese knotweed is growing and so are disputes with neighbours when this invasive plant spreads across boundaries. It isn’t illegal to have Japanese knotweed growing on your land, but if you allow it to encroach onto a neighbouring property then you could be sued for the cost of treatment and, more importantly, diminution which could represent, on average 10% of the property’s value.