Japanese knotweed on property being sold

Identifying Japanese knotweed correctly

Japanese knotweed can be tricky to identify, even if you do know what to look for. 

With leaves resembling bindweed and canes similar to bamboo it is no wonder it is often misidentified or missed entirely. 

Property surveyors are increasingly under pressure to identify knotweed as it can have a massive impact on the value of your home, if left untreated. Japanese knotweed is often described as the UK’s most destructive plant, which means lenders will often refuse finance on affected properties unless a management plan is in place.