Selling my house with Japanese knotweed
If you have Japanese knotweed present on your property, you might be concerned about how it will affect your ability to sell your home. The good news is that a sale is still possible, although you’ll have to consider some additional factors before seeking a buyer.
Selling a property with Japanese knotweed – Questions
These are some of the most common questions we’re asked by homeowners who want to sell their property but are concerned about the presence of Japanese knotweed:
✅ Is it impossible to sell a house if there is Japanese knotweed on the property?
No. You have several options for selling, whether or not you treat the weed. You could list the property for auction and hope for a high bid on the auction date, or you might consider trying to sell it through an estate agent, or you may want to work with a property buying company to get a quick cash offer for selling your house or flat.
✅ What options do I have available for treating Japanese knotweed at my house?
You should not try to fix the problem yourself, because disturbing the weed can make it worse and cause it to spread quickly. Instead, the best approach is to contact a licensed specialist who knows how to identify and remove Japanese knotweed. They will also use chemicals to prevent the weed from coming back after it’s removed.
✅ Should I try treating Japanese knotweed before selling my home, or sell it as is?
This is a question whose answer will depend on your individual circumstances, including your potential budget for paying to remove the weed, and also your timeline for moving out because removal can be a lengthy process. If you have a limited budget or want a fast sale, you could consider trying to sell your home "as is" without treating the weed.
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Selling your home is possible even when Japanese knotweed is present
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