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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
Japanese Knotweed - Changing Perceptions?
In conjunction with YouGov PLC we’ve monitored consumer perceptions relating to Japanese knotweed over the last three years. Here we highlight some interesting trends. Click here
By Nicolas Seal. Published May 2019
Network Rail Appeal against Japanese Knotweed ruling Unanimously Dismissed by Court of Appeal
An article detailing the results of the recent Network Rail appeal against the Japanese Knotweed ruling and the legal implications moving forward. Click here
By Rodger Burnett, Dorothea Antzoulatos and Donna Dewberry of Charles Lyndon Solicitors. Published November 2018
Knotweed Treatment And Removal Costs
An information paper on the costs of treating varying quantities of knotweed infested land - from data Environet has obtained on a large number of projects. Click here
Environet data obtained from a large number of projects. Published March 2018
Field Trials Investigating the Containment of Japanese Knotweed
A summary paper about field trials, carried out by Environet UK Ltd and DuPont, for containing Japanese knotweed - Click here
by Nicolas Seal of Environet UK Ltd - Published January 2018
Beware the Seller that Doesn't Disclose Knotweed.
Article about house sellers not disclosing knotweed and what to do if you are the victim of misrepresentation - Click here
An expert's view by Rodger Burnett at Charles Lyndon solicitors. Published December 2017
Japanese Knotweed Research Survey carried out by YouGov.
A survey on Japanese knotweed awareness amongst adults in Britain was carried out by YouGov plc on behalf of Environet UK Ltd in May 2017 - Click here
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