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Japanese Knotweed is prevalent across the UK and unfortunately affects millions of properties and often, unsuspecting property owners. Could this include your clients?
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If you deal with property, in any capacity, we recommend adopting a pro-active approach when it comes to Japanese Knotweed.
WHY WAIT TO DISCOVER IF PROPERTIES HAVE JKW?
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Whether it’s a client, a property you manage/maintain, a family member or a friend; refer them to Knotweed Services (UK) Ltd.
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Knotweed Services will work with you to decide the best course of action and services required.
Our Comprehensive Services Include:
- Japanese Knotweed Surveys (CJSK)
- Preparation of survey reports (accepted by lenders)
- Preparation of quotations
- Preparation of schedule of works
- Preparation & implementation of bespoke Japanese Knotweed management plans (accepted by lenders)
- Organisation/collection of soil analysis/testing
- Clerk of Works to oversee projects
- PCA QT (Qualified Technicians)
- PA 01/ PA 06/ PA 06AW technician certification
- (CSCS) Construction Skills Certification Scheme card holders
- Plant machinery and operatives
- Preparation of correspondence to lenders/solicitors/other parties(where applicable)
- Assistance for clients – post Japanese Knotweed removal – preparation of documentation (accepted by lenders)
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It is the legal responsibility of the seller to declare if the property is affected by Japanese Knotweed on the Property Information Form (TA6 form). The TA6 form should be filled in accurately as inaccurate answers can lead to the buyer seeking compensation for misrepresentation.
If you are unsure if the property has Japanese Knotweed, we would always advise a Japanese Knotweed Survey is conducted.
IN ENGLAND AND WALES
The presence of Japanese Knotweed on, or in, close proximity to a property can create difficulties for those wishing to sell their property; and for buyers wishing to secure mortgage finances.
It is a criminal offence to plant or cause to grow a non-native invasive species that is listed on Schedule 9 in the wild which carries penalties of up to £5,000 fine and / or 2 years imprisonment.
Royal Horticultural Society, 2018
THE LAW: BUYING
AND SELLING PROPERTY.
IF I AM SELLING MY HOUSE, DO I HAVE TO DISCLOSE THE PRESENCE OF JAPANESE KNOTWEED TO THE BUYER?
On the pre-contract Enquiry/Property Information form (TA6) there is a specific question asking the seller ‘if the property is affected by Japanese Knotweed?’. If the seller fails to disclose Japanese Knotweed or knowingly falsifies the non-presence of Japanese Knotweed to the buyer, a claim against the seller could be brought before the courts for ‘Misrepresentation’.
DOES THE ESTATE AGENT HAVE A DUTY TO DISCLOSE JAPANESE KNOTWEED ON MY PROPERTY?
Under the Consumer Protection Regulations, agents acting on behalf of the seller have a duty to disclose any “material facts”. Guidance to the regulations now includes Japanese Knotweed as a material fact.
The TA6 form specifically asks:
‘Is the property affected by Japanese Knotweed?’
The answer selection includes:
‘Yes, No or Not Known’
If the answer given is ‘Yes’ a copy of the management plan is required.
BUT, did you know that sellers answering either ‘No’ or ‘Not Known’ should have a Japanese Knotweed Survey conducted?
A PCA approved Japanese Knotweed Specialist should conduct the survey and provide evidence in the form of a report which identifies if the property
is/is not affected by Japanese Knotweed?
Non-disclosure of Japanese Knotweed has lead to a massive increase in cases of ‘Misrepresentation’ in the courts throughout the UK and the buyer (the victim) has the law on their side to recover all costs incurred, which may also include additional costs for the diminution in value of the property.
Therefore ‘No’ on the TA6 form should not be accepted as fact and a survey should be conducted.
MAKE JAPANESE KNOTWEED YOUR BUSINESS.
As Japanese Knotweed is now prevalent across the UK and affects the buying and selling of ALL homes, it is fundamental that ALL Property Professionals, acting on behalf of clients and their properties, make it their business to understand the repercussions Japanese Knotweed can cause to their clients and their assets.
This includes professionals within the following sectors:
- Property Maintenance
- Property Management
- Estate Agency
- Property Agents
- Construction Contractors