Notice To Tamworth Landlords! Don’t Let Weeds Ruin Your Summer!

Landlords! Summer is now in full bloom and so are the weeds! According to a surprising news article featured on The Guild Of Residential Landlords, You could be fined up to £2500 and have an ASBO awarded to you by local authorities for failing to control certain invasive species of weed. This all comes in wake of new EU guidelines set in January 2015 which can leave unfortunate landlords left with many thousands of pounds in fines if invasive species of weeds are left alone. Hopefully this blog will show you what to look out for and what these weeds can do if they’re not managed!

Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed one of the three offenders named is considered to be a health hazard and may cause blisters in sunlight, so if you’re unlucky enough to have one of these on a property be sure to wear gloves and take care removing it if you don’t wish to get a specialist in!

Japanese Knotweed
Himalayan Balsam
The other two named weeds are Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam. They are not health hazards but they can undermine buildings which may lead to stuctural damage. Not only that, but these weeds may cause a potential nightmare if you wish to sell the property in the future – many mortgages are being rejected by lenders if the properties have these invasive species by them, what a headache!

So landlords, if your properties are looking  extra weedy, it might be worth grabbing your trowels and some weed killer in the coming weeks, it might save you a couple of thousand in the future!

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