WHY YOU SHOULD CLAIM COMPENSATION
Altogether Japanese Knotweed has knocked around £20 BILLION off the UK property housing market
5% of UK houses are affected by Japanese Knotweed could also reduce the value of your house by 5-20%
IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO GET RID OF IT
REASONS TO CLAIM
WHAT DOES JAPANESE KNOTWEED LOOK LIKE?
Japanese Knotweed can look different depending on the season, here is a helpful guide on how to spot it:
- Spring: Red shoots appearing, leaves begin to unroll and spread out, canes shoot up and leaves begin to turn green.
- Summer: Heart/ shovel shaped leaves, White flowers begin to appear, stems grow in a zig-zag.
- Autumn: Leaves start to turn yellow, during September and October the leaves start to wilt
- Winter: Knotweed canes turn a brown colour, leaves turn brown of drop off, when snapped the Japanese Knotweed canes are hollow (like bamboo)
EXAMPLES OF JAPANESE KNOTWEED
HOW DOES JAPANESE KNOTWEED SPREAD?
Here on the map the red represents areas that Japanese Knotweed has been sighted. Japanese Knotweed is likely to spread into larger areas if not controlled.
Japanese Knotweed (Reynoutria Japonica / Fallopia Japonica) spreads via it’s roots systemwhich sitimulates regrowth. The rate of this growth is rapid therefore, the Japanese Knotweed can contaminate large ares very quickly.