Residential surveyors have a duty of care to both the homebuyer and the mortgage lender to identify Japanese knotweed during a survey, even if the seller has attempted to hide it. While they aren’t expected to dig up the ground, vigilance is required, along with a good awareness of the various methods of concealment to ensure they don’t find themselves being sued for negligence further down the line.
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The results are in! Each spring we commission YouGov to carry out a consumer survey to investigate attitudes towards Japanese knotweed, and this year’s findings, published this week, show a growing pragmatism among homebuyers when it comes to Japanese knotweed.