Posted: 30/10/2013 at 16:49
The neighbouring garden of a house I want to buy has knotweed, which has been treated for the last couple of years. It's terraced housing so it's pretty close (within a metre or two) of the extension.
Question is: I know it's a nightmare to treat, get a mortgage on a property for etc, but aside from two stories - one of a couple who's house was devalued massively to c£50k, and another who featured on BBC Inside Out recently (and in Daily Mail stories) I can't find many more stories of where it's grown into a property? Surveyors, estate agents, knoweed companies all seem to think it's a rarity and the most damage it does to structure, if at all, is growing through paving or garden walls. So the rational person in me says the chances of this happening to me are very small.
Thoughts? I really love this property... Thanks!