The Country’s Most Expensive Plant
Japanese knotweed is responsible for shaving £11.8billion off the value of Britain’s property market, new research by a removal specialist claims.
As many as 4 per cent of British homes are affected by the invasive plant – either on the property itself or on a neighbouring property.
The invasive plant makes homes significantly more difficult to sell as buyers can struggle to secure a mortgage on a property where it is found.
However, Britain’s biggest mortgage lenders told us that is possible to get a mortgage for a home affected by knotweed, but conditions may be imposed.