Knotweed has knocked £20bn off the UK property market, consultancy says

The scourge of Japanese knotweed has wiped £20 billion off the current value of the property market in the UK, according to research by a specialist Japanese knotweed removal firm

Japanese knotweed
Japanese knotweed: 4-5% of UK homes affected, consultancy says

The scourge of Japanese knotweed has wiped £20 billion off the current value of the property market in the UK, according to research by a specialist Japanese knotweed removal firm.

Environet UK says that, based on its historical data covering 20 years of nationwide operation and a recent survey conducted in partnership with online pollsters YouGov, it estimates that 4-5% of the UK’s homes are currently affected - directly or indirectly (such as by neighbouring an affected property) - by Japanese knotweed, one of the most invasive plant species in the UK.

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