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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:

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.

RICS Home Survey

The Benefit of a RICS Home Survey

Posted by Admin - Jun 2016

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware!

In the UK, property is bought under the principle of caveat emptor: Latin for “let the buyer beware”. Although the buyer and estate agent have a duty to not withhold any information from the homebuyer, many defects may be hidden and the seller may be unaware of them.

TA6 mortgage application form

Property Information Form (TA6): 3rd Edition

Posted by Admin - Jun 2016

The TA6 Form (Seller’s Property Information Form) is a general questionnaire for property sellers. This form must be completed by an individual or company when selling a residential property.