Advice for professionals
Knotweed is a fast-growing, aggressive menace which is causing an all-too-real threat to property developments and homes across the UK.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, knotweed is one of the worst invasive species of plant in the world. If knotweed appears on your property development, you’ll no doubt be keen to receive specialist advice and help.
Developers should thoroughly survey the site before making the decision to purchase. Its presence may stop your project entirely so you’ll need to take it into account when assessing the profitability and the timescale of the venture.
You definitely should consider including the cost of knotweed management in the purchase agreement. In case of contamination, you must have a plan of action and staff to oversee the process.