Insight, opinion and guidance
There’s a lot of misleading information about Japanese knotweed and other invasive plants, so we thought we’d share our knowledge and expertise. Our articles are designed to provide impartial honest information, written by experts, to make you better informed. Sign-up for free email alerts and benefit from the insight, opinion and guidance that Beacon provides
Herbicide treatment of knotweed can store up problems on site
In this edition, we focus on the use of herbicide as a control for Japanese knotweed on development sites. Our feature explores the potential pitfalls of opting for herbicide treatment as a low-cost control method.
By Nicolas Seal. Published February 2024
Is bamboo the next Japanese knotweed?
We discuss the increasing threat posed by bamboo, looking at how it impacts property, from physical damage to neighbour disputes.
By Nicolas Seal. Published October 2023
Understanding the risks around invasive plant encroachment
We highlight the importance of understanding the risks of invasive plant encroachment, as well as the potential legal implications that could arise as a result.
By Nicolas Seal. Published July 2023
The TA6 Form: understanding and mitigating knotweed risk
We explain the TA6 pitfalls for conveyancers to look out for – and how to help clients stay on the right side of the rules.
By Nicolas Seal. Published March 2023
The invasive plants causing the greatest threat to property
We highlight the main plants to watch out for, the risks they pose and explain how best to treat them.
By Nicolas Seal. Published January 2023
Land remediation tax relief can generate significant savings for developers of brownfield sites contaminated with Japanese knotweed
We explain how to correctly identify the opportunities and secure LRTR qualification.
By Nicolas Seal. Published October 2022
Legal cases against developers relating to Japanese knotweed are on the rise. We explain how best to mitigate the risks
Find out how to know for sure if a site is affected by knotweed, and if it is, follow best practice to ensure there’s no chance of litigation further down the line.
By Nicolas Seal. Published July 2022
Japanese knotweed: does the new RICS Guidance affect developers of residential property?
The new Guidance is aimed at surveyors providing advice to banks and lenders for residential lending purposes. But does it alter the way developers should tackle knotweed on development sites?
By Nicolas Seal. Published April 2022
Removing Japanese knotweed from development sites
Find out about the impact of different treatment methods on the environment, as well as your bottom line, and discover how Japanese knotweed waste is being put to good use by contributing to carbon capture.
By Nicolas Seal. Published January 2022
Japanese knotweed - changing perceptions?
By Nicolas Seal. Published May 2019
Network Rail appeal against Japanese knotweed ruling unanimously dismissed by Court of Appeal
By Rodger Burnett, Dorothea Antzoulatos and Donna Dewberry of Charles Lyndon Solicitors. Published November 2018
Knotweed treatment and removal costs
Environet data obtained from a large number of projects. Published March 2018
Field trials - investigating the containment of Japanese knotweed
by Nicolas Seal of Environet UK Ltd - Published January 2018
Beware the Seller that doesn't disclose Knotweed
An expert's view by Rodger Burnett at Charles Lyndon solicitors. Published December 2017
Japanese knotweed Research Survey carried out by YouGov
Summary and comment are provided by Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet.
Maximising the development value of land affected by Japanese knotweed
If you are looking to buy or sell development land you should be aware that Japanese knotweed can significantly reduce its value.
Here Nic Seal, Managing Director of Environet, explains why - Click here
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