The Law Society’s new TA6 Property Information Form has just been launched, with new emphasis placed on the responsibilities of a property buyer with regards to the presence of Japanese Knotweed.
In announcing the changes, Simon Davis, Law Society President, commented:
The TA6 Property Information Form is used so that the seller can give important information about the property to the prospective buyer.
We have updated the form following a recommendation that we review this question by the House of Commons Select Committee on Japanese Knotweed.
The main changes with regards to the Japanese knotweed are:
– Highlighting that information ought to be provided to a buyer if the seller is aware that there is a treatment plan in place
– Replacing “eradication” with “managing its regrowth”
– Adding an “unknown” response on the basis that knotweed can be difficult for a homeowner to detect
So the onus now falls on the buyer to undertake proper checks to highlight the presence of Japanese Knotweed.
Here are Inspectas, we can do a full walkover survey of a property to confirm the presence of Japanese Knotweed. If Japanese Knotweed is identified we can put forward a scope of works to eradicate the problem.
If no Japanese Knotweed is identified then we can provide a mortgage approved report stating the facts. Either way, you want to be sure.
Are you in the process of purchasing a house and need some support?
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