Japanese knotweed cropping up anywhere, especially near your home, can be a real cause for concern. If you spot Japanese knotweed on council or housing association land near your home, you need to make sure you report it as soon as possible.
We're sure you already know how quickly Japanese knotweed can spread, and it could show up on your land in only a few weeks if it's left unchecked! Ok, let's not panic too much. Here are the steps you should take to report Japanese knotweed on council or housing association land.
Head to your local council's website
The first thing you should do is check out your local council's website. Some council websites have a section dedicated to Japanese knotweed, and you should be able to report the problem there. Failing that, you should be able to find their contact details so you can tell them about the Japanese knotweed over the phone or via email.
What if the knotweed has spread to my property?
If Japanese knotweed is growing on your own property, it may be wise to contact an invasive weed expert before the problem gets any worse. Here at Taylor Total Weed Control, we offer a professional Japanese knotweed treatment service to help you get this plant under control.
Our experienced Japanese knotweed specialists can help homeowners to work with local councils and housing associations to get the plant treated to everybody's satisfaction. Get in touch with us to arrange a visit.
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What Japanese knotweed laws are councils and housing associations required to follow?
Any organisation, whether it's a local council or a housing association, are subject to the same Japanese knotweed laws. These laws state that allowing knotweed to spread from your land to someone else is illegal and can be prosecuted as a private nuisance.
If you've spotted Japanese knotweed on council land, get in touch with the council, then get in touch with us! We can help you get the problem under control quickly. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Taylor Total Weed Control.
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