Invasive plant gets homeowners tied up in knots

first_imgSenior figures from the Japanese knotweed remediation industry have called for greater transparency as the UK enters “epidemic” risk levels and property sellers, estate agents, advisors and insurers find themselves liable.The invasive plant, whose rapid growth can destroy manmade and natural structures in its path, threatens billions of pounds’ worth of property transactions every year, and many professionals risk lawsuits as well as lost business.Japanese Knotweed Control, one of the UK’s first specialist remediation companies and a founder member of INNSA, is leading a campaign to combat misinformation and introduce a higher level national standard for the management of the destructive weed.David Layland, Managing Director, says, “Our communications campaign is ‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ because one of the biggest challenges, besides getting rid of the plant, is the misinformation and misconceptions.“The biggest is the myth that once knotweed has been treated, the problem has gone. In reality, without a proper warranty, insurance and long-term remediation strategy, knotweed treatment can leave you just as much at risk as when you first spot the distinctive leaves.”Two thirds of UK mortgage brokers report transactions negatively affected by Japanese knotweed, with many forced to withdraw mortgage applications because of its presence.But, David adds, “If you have the right information and back-up from your knotweed professional, such as insurance and warranties, then you should have not only peace of mind but also the legal guarantee that solicitors and conveyancers are looking for to demonstrate the knotweed issue is under control.”Japanese Knotweed invasive plants pests Japanese Knotweed Control September 1, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Invasive plant gets homeowners tied up in knots previous nextProducts & ServicesInvasive plant gets homeowners tied up in knotsThe Negotiator1st September 20160585 Viewslast_img read more

Adrienne Warren Tapped for Workshop of Tina Turner Bio-Musical

first_img Simply the best! Adrienne Warren, who received a Tony nod this year for Shuffle Along, has been tapped to lead a workshop of a Tina Turner bio-musical, Tina. The legendary singer will attend the December 16 industry event, which will be performed by a cast of 14, the Daily Mail reports. Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!) will direct the project, which features a book by Olivier winner Katori Hall (The Mountaintop).Turner told the Mail that “one of the most surprising and wonderful discoveries for me in this process has been that my songs tell my story.” Some of her famous numbers include “Proud Mary,” “Nutbush City Limits,” “Private Dancer,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” and “Simply The Best.” No word yet on which tunes will make the cut; the musical is aiming to open in London 2018.Born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939 in Nutbush, Turner rose to fame in the 1960s alongside her husband Ike. She later revealed in her autobiography that she had suffered domestic abuse at his hands—they separated in 1976 and divorced two years later. Turner later made a massive comeback in the 1980s. The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll has sold 180 million records worldwide and been honored with eleven Grammy Awards. Adrienne Warren (Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Adrienne Warren View Comments Star Fileslast_img read more