JAPANESE KNOTWEED
30 May 2018

Larards Residential Sales recently completed on the sale of a property that was suffering from the invasive weed species Japanese Knotweed. “Fallopia japonica” was introduced to the UK by European adventurer Philipp Franz von Siebold, and was subsequently added to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. In modern times, the plant is now infamous for being hard to eradicate and for potentially affecting the mortgageability of properties within close proximity of where it grows. Where other agents may have run a mile, Larards continued with the sale undeterred. Andrew Ford, who listed the house which is located in Anlaby, said: “Rather than seeing a problem, I saw this as a challenge. I immediately did a vast amount of research, and in conjunction with the sellers, neighbours and a local invasive weed specialist, a management plan was created to deal with the contaminated area. With this in place, we were able to market the property properly, declaring the issue and the way forward to all prospective buyers.”

Should you need advice on the value or sale of any property in Hull or East Yorkshire, rest assured we have the knowledge to advise on any complications or intricacies that may arise.


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