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Pest Control – Containing Japanese Knotweed claims

Pest Control – Containing Japanese Knotweed claims

We are still seeing a high number of Japanese knotweed claims against surveyors; the product of much anxiety around JKW, which seems to have steadily ...

Government responds to the paper published by the Science and Technology Committee on Japanese Knotweed and the Built Environment

Government responds to the paper published by the Science and Technology Committee on Japanese Knotweed and the Built Environment

Following the Committee’s paper of 16 May 2019, the Government has welcomed the Committee’s findings, agreeing that Japanese knotweed (“JK”) may have ...

Seeds of Change - is Japanese knotweed undergoing a radical image overhaul?

Seeds of Change - is Japanese knotweed undergoing a radical image overhaul?

With news that RICS is in the process of updating its guidance on how surveyors should deal with Japanese knotweed, the House of Commons Science and T ...

An invasion of Japanese Knotweed claims

An invasion of Japanese Knotweed claims

Insurers have recently seen a noticeable increase in claims brought against surveyors for failing to spot Japanese knotweed.  The recent decision in N ...

Network Rail Infrastructure v Williams & Waistell [2018] EWCA Civ 1514

Network Rail Infrastructure v Williams & Waistell [2018] EWCA Civ 1514

With Japanese knotweed claims against surveyors on the rise, the outcome of Network Rail's appeal against the first instance decision in the case brou ...

PRS: Ensuring your EPC makes the grade

PRS: Ensuring your EPC makes the grade

As April 2018 looms ever closer, everyone involved in the private rented sector needs to be aware of the important energy efficiency changes which cou ...

Complaints handling – a fresh take

Complaints handling – a fresh take

The recent RICS Complaints Handling guidance note (1st Ed, July 2016) pools the experience gained by residential valuation firms, their insurers, brok ...