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Japanese Knotweed Legislation

Japanese Knotweed Legislation

The following are the main pieces of legislation covering the handling and disposal of Japanese Knotweed and summarizes the salient points. We would also take the opportunity to remind all involved in selling properties – The Law Society’s TA6 property information form requires sellers to state whether the property is affected by Japanese knotweed. If you answer untruthfully, your buyer can come back to you and either rescind the contract or claim damages from you. We have personally been involved in several disputes, whereby a property has been sold and the previous owner has deliberately concealed any physical evidence of Japanese Knotweed on the property and have clearly lied on the TA6 form. In all cases, the new owners have sought redress.

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