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Japenese Knotweed

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Tenant

Hi. We moved into our new rented house 2.5 months ago…..we have noticed what we believe it ‘Japenese Knotweed’ growing in our back garden…..my question is…..knowing what an aggressive and potentially overtaking problem this can be, and the fact that the problem must have been there prior to our tenancy…….who’s responsibility is to to sort…..ours or the landlords as it can cost £100s, evens £1000s to sort out?? Can insurance be claimed on?? TIA

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Tenant

Hi, thanks for posting in the forum.

There will be a clause in your tenancy agreement with regard to who is responsible for the garden. If it states that it is yours, the tenant, then there will be details of what is expected of you. Usually, it means you are required to mow the lawn, weed the gardens, and trim trees.

It might be a good ideas to write a letter or an email to your landlord to express your concerns in case there is a problem during your tenancy. Then you are showing a duty of care and demonstrate that you take your tenant responsibilities seriously. I am certain your landlord would appreciate you keeping him/her informed.

All the best.

Disclaimer: This information is derived from personal experience and should not be relied upon as a definitive or accurate interpretation of the law.

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