Further to a recent trip to the south coast I stumbled across a very delicate situation.
I met a very well known housing contractor that has been covering up/cutting back Japanese Knotweed and selling the properties without informing the buyers of the situation!
This is a bit naughty, so please – when viewing a property look for the signs below;
Short stumpy canes (evidence that JK has been cut down)
New growth (small reddish shoots)
Look over fences to see if there are infestations on neighbouring properties
Inspect the boundaries for freshly laid turf – this can indicate a root barrier has been laid underneath, which deflects any JK from growing onto the property
If you think you have spotted these signs, and are unsure, feel free to send us some photos or get in touch and we can inspect the site for you.
Call 0161 723 2000