Have you purchased a property where the surveyors haven’t noticed that there was Japanese Knotweed? Japanese Knotweed Expert Limited will be able to help you in these cases.
In previous times surveyors have dodged the blame for not noticing Japanese Knotweed due to them pleading ignorance on the matter. However, more recently – and as Japanese Knotweed is becoming more common – RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) have published guidelines which advises surveyors on how to identify Japanese Knotweed. Their documentation ‘Japanese Knotweed and residential property’ was handed out to every RICS approved chartered surveyor, so there was no blame to be dodged.
Japanese Knotweed Expert Limited has seen a rise in cases whereby the surveyor has not spotted Japanese Knotweed within their initial searches. They have teamed up with a nationwide solicitor, who are experts in handling such cases caused by Japanese Knotweed.
If you have purchased a property, which you’ve now discovered has got Japanese Knotweed, then please contact Japanese Knotweed Expert Limited.
There is also a case for misrepresentation – whereby the house seller has not declared that there is Japanese Knotweed on their property. When selling a property, there are forms that are required to be completed in order to help provide background information about a property, namely The Law Society Property Information (TA6) form. This is required to be completed accurately and truthfully but, unfortunately, this is sometimes not the case.
By filling out this form incorrectly, the seller of the property is not disclosing information correctly which can result in a case of misrepresentation. Japanese Knotweed Expert can help in such cases.
Neighbourly nuisance Knotweed
Has your neighbour got Japanese Knotweed on their property and it’s now creeping on to your side?
Japanese Knotweed Expert Limited has recently been instructed by a customer to carry out the remediation of Japanese Knotweed which has encroached on their land from a neighbouring property.
Whilst there is no legal obligation for the neighbour to remove the Japanese Knotweed from their own land, as soon as it encroaches on a neighbouring property it becomes a private nuisance.
In situations like this the neighbour must be given the opportunity to deal with the Japanese Knotweed. It is advised that a survey and site assessment is carried out so that you have got concrete information about the weed, any damage that it may have caused and what treatments are required. Japanese Knotweed Expert Limited will the produce a management plan which can be sent to the neighbour, as it’s always best to action in writing.
In the event that the neighbour is refusing to do anything about the encroaching Japanese Knotweed then legal action can be taken. The documents that Japanese Knotweed Expert Limited provide can be used in such cases, as they have the relevant qualifications to enable them to identify invasive weeds.