Anyone know anything about this stuff? I am going to view a house soon but Japanese Knotweed has been flagged in the home report (Scotland). The surveyor has advised:
"The property has been constructed adjacent to a railway track. There appears to be a growth of Japanese
Knotweed in the adjacent plot. A number of lending institutions will be unwilling to provide mortgage funding on a
property with Japanese Knotweed in the vicinity of the mortgage security."
The bit that worries me is that the Knotweed may be originating from a plot of land that I would not have control over.
Is the surveyor right about mortgage companies not lending if Japanese Knotweed is flagged in the home report?
Are there any relatively painless (to me) ways of removing the stuff?