If you have Japanese knotweed on your land, you're not obliged to destroy it, but it is your responsibility to ensure that this invasive weed doesn't spread to anybody else's property. Should the plant spread on your watch, you may find yourself liable from a legal standpoint.
So what happens when there's Japanese knotweed on land adjoining yours? Should you just sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that you'll be entitled to compensation if the owner of the neighbouring plot allows their knotweed to encroach on your property?
Well, that's not what we recommend. Far better to take action now and make sure you're covered if the knotweed next door becomes your problem as well.
How Taylor Total Weed Control can help you
Once you've identified the owner of the adjoining land - whether that's your local council, a private company, or Harold and Joyce from number ten - you should notify them of their Japanese knotweed problem and ask what steps (if any) they have taken to limit the plant's growth. Qualified invasive weed specialists Taylor Total Weed Control can help by conducting a survey and confirming the presence of Japanese knotweed on the adjoining land.
Whether or not your neighbour is cooperative, we can then provide an ongoing Japanese knotweed monitoring programme to keep an eye on the problem and alert you if there's a risk of the plant spreading onto your property. We will keep a record of the knotweed's growth so that, should you end up taking legal action, you will have plenty of evidence to back you up; we can also serve as your expert witness in disputes regarding Japanese knotweed.
If you're concerned about Japanese knotweed on adjoining land - or if there's knotweed on your own property and you want to get it under control - call Taylor Total Weed Control on 029 2039 7554 and we'll be happy to recommend a plan of action.
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