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Japanese knotweed ASBO

Anti-Social Behaviour Powers and Knotweed

Posted by Admin - Jul 2016

The UK Government Home Office has released an advisory notice stating that the new ‘Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014’, can be used to serve notices which require an individual or company to take action to control Japanese knotweed, meaning you could receive an ASBO for failing to control the spread of Japanese knotweed. Citing the notice we provide further detail below:

PCA japanese knotweed courses

PCA Japanese Knotweed Courses

Posted by Admin - Jul 2016

National trade body The Property Care Association is continuing to help the UK property and land management sectors take control of Japanese knotweed, with a comprehensive training programme designed to help ‘normalise’ the problem.

Japanese knotweed seller beware

Japanese Knotweed – Seller Beware

Posted by Admin - Jul 2016

If you have bought a knotweed affected property and the presence of knotweed was not disclosed during the purchase of the property you could explore the possibility of recovering damages, as the seller could be guilty of a misrepresentation. Japanese Knotweed Ltd have recently been made aware of a number of these cases. In one of the cases:

Japanese knotweed mortgage

Banks Confirm Lending Policy for Knotweed

Posted by Admin - Jul 2016

Sources at two of the UKs major mortgage lenders (Santander and Barclays) have recently advised that they do not automatically decline property where a valuer has reported the presence of knotweed.

TA6 form - disclosure of Japanese knotweed

Japanese Knotweed Disclosure

Posted by Admin - Jul 2016

Property Information Form (TA6) forms part of the contract documentation when you are selling your home. It requires the seller to disclose information about the property. The 3rd Edition of the TA6 form came into effect a few weeks ago and now includes new questions on Japanese knotweed.