Posted: 30/10/2013 at 17:03
There's another thread on here about knotweed Adam, and I posted on it as my ex husband bought a property with his partner a year or two ago and the woodland next to it has knotweed which the council is treating as it is their responsibility. It was in his garden but no one mentioned it at the time it was surveyed. Up here we have a more in depth home report done by the vendor which covers all the usual stuff plus other features like an energy rating. He has a mortgage but I don't know what the outcome would have been if it had been picked up on the survey. I think you may need to do a bit more investigation and some mortgage companies might be more willing than others to lend. I suppose you have to think of resale value as well. I know how hard it is when you have your heart set on something but a bit of extra caution might not go amiss.
Sorry if that wasn't really very helpful