The seller said 'No' within the Property Information Form reasonably believing the property had never been affected by Japanese Knotweed. The previous owner is now liable for damages and costs.
Should he have stated 'Not Known' and forced the purchaser to make further enquiries or obtain professional reports, then he would not have been in the position he is in now.
At what point will a property owner become responsible to know every inch of the land?
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Furniture designer, 30, who found Japanese knotweed behind his shed when he moved into his £700k dream home successfully sues seller and leaves him facing £200,000 court bill after he denied plant was growing in garden