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Any e.g. of Japanese knotweed actually damaging a property?

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 12:03

Thanks. The neighbouring property would be liable for damage, as that's where it has been growing.

I understand the issues but structural damage seems so rare that it seems more hype than anything else (albeit on occasion causing serious damage, but in reality far less than would seem the case from reading the news!)

Any e.g. of Japanese knotweed actually damaging a property?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 17:08

Thanks both.

I've seen the other threads, and I know I can get a mortgage from my bank as long as it's being treated appropriately and there's a guarantee etc.

I've done significant investigation but can only find one or two examples (such as the link you posted obelixx) where there was actually any damage to property. Most forum threads (here and elsewhere) talk about finding it in gardens or the challenges of getting a mortgage, but not that there's been damage to an actual house

 

Any e.g. of Japanese knotweed actually damaging a property?

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!

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