Most people aren’t aware that buyers of new-build homes are being left exposed to greater risk from Japanese knotweed than people buying secondhand homes, as residential developers are not required to disclose whether the property is affected by the invasive plant unless asked directly.
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If you live in the South of England you might have caught our knotweed detection dog Mack starring in a news feature last week alongside Environet MD Nic Seal, who was interviewed about rising cases of knotweed in the Berkshire area.
Mack was filmed scouting out knotweed in Caversham and showing off his indication skills, as Nic explained how our canine team can help homeowners and buyers who want to check whether a property is affected by the invasive plant.