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Buying property with Japanese knotweed?

How long does it take to kill Japanese knotweed. Can you reduce asking price when a garden has this weed? And by how much?

Asked on Mar 6 2012, General in Manchester | Report content

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  • This is really a specialist gardening question, I would suggest gardening websites or forums but no it doesn't reduce prices.

    Answered on Mar 6 2012, Report content
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  • It can take years to get rid of Japanese Knotweed, often having to kill off the entire garden. You can tackle this yourself, but it isn't for the faint hearted. To get the professionals in it will cost thousands of pounds. If the house in question is marketed ‘stating that there is knotweed’, find out if the price has already been reduced significantly and I would advise you to get quotes for removing knotweed and use that as a negotiating tool to knock the price down. But know that tackling knotweed can be very difficult and can mean no garden for many years if it is bad.

    Answered on Mar 7 2012, Report content
  • I don't think Santander will touch a property with Japanese knotweed. I doubt other lenders would either. It is now one of my standard property enquiries.

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