The TA6 form's Japanese knotweed question was revised in February 2020. Now, when selling a property, you can only answer 'no' if you are certain there is no Japanese knotweed within 3 metres of the property boundary.
In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the recent TA6 form change and what it means for buyers and sellers.
As many British homeowners are sadly aware, Japanese knotweed is an invasive plant species that's strong enough to grow through concrete and cause significant damage to buildings and roads.
For this reason, the presence of Japanese knotweed can reduce a property's value by as much as 20% - it's notoriously difficult to sell a house with Japanese knotweed, and getting rid of it often takes multiple applications of herbicide over a number of months.
Wouldn't it be nice if there were a species of animal willing to eat our Japanese knotweed problems away?
Finding Japanese knotweed in your garden may fill you with dread - especially if you've read all those horror stories about the damage this invasive species can cause and the effect it can have on property values.
But don't panic! There are steps you can take to halt the spread of Japanese knotweed and limit its impact on your home.