Bamboo Encroachment And The Law UK

Bamboo Encroachment And The Law UK

 In our experience bamboo is the vegetation that causes most serious issues and neighbour disputes, far higher than trees or hedges.

The reason is that bamboo is so invasive and destructive. 

Trees cause issues, but they are in air space and can fairly easily be reduced with the issue rectified.

Bamboo is far different, it invades your land, taking over your own property, silently expanding, invading, sending up new canes.

It’s personal, it grinds you down. 

In our opinion bamboo should not be planted in an average domestic property that has neighbours. 

It is highly likely that eventually it will grow beyond an ideal size and encroach into a neighbouring property, this is where the property owner can fall foul of nuisance laws.

Nuisance can be defined as any activity or condition that substantially interferes with a person’s use or enjoyment of their property. 

Obviously it is always essential to gain independent legal advice from a reputable legal firm. 

Whilst bamboo is not classed as an invasive species in the UK under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 unlike Japanese Knotweed, it is illegal to allow it to grow into a neighbouring property. 

If your bamboo encroaches into a neighbouring property you may be liable for a legal claim against you.

This claim could include the costs for the removal of the bamboo, the costs to reinstate the garden including the lawn, shrubs or tress affected, damage to any hard landscaped areas such as patios, decking, or the most worrying structural damage to a property. 

If a property value has been affected due to the encroachment of bamboo it is even possible that you could be liable for this loss too. 

This is rounded up with the legal costs of the aggrieved party. 

As you can imagine, these costs can soon run into many thousands of pounds if not tens of thousands. 

Bamboo Encroachment UK
Bamboo Encroachment UK

Bamboo is increasingly on the radar of mortgage lenders who may in the future start to make restrictions on lending where bamboo is present similar to Japanese Knotweed. 

Where there is any dispute regarding bamboo encroachment the best way forward for all parties is through calm and sensible conversation. As soon as this sensible approach breaks down the chance of hugely increased costs is a certain possibility.

Legal proceeding costs are very likely to be much higher than the costs for the bamboo removal. 

If in doubt, always seek professional legal advice from a reputable legal company. 

How to proceed if your bamboo has encroached into a neighbouring property. 

  1. Have a calm and sensible conversation with the neighbour who’s land it has affected. Explain that you will employ a professional contractor to remove your own bamboo and the bamboo that has affected the neighbours land. 
  2. Once removal has taken place, monitor the area for any new growth and remove. 

How to proceed if bamboo has encroached into your property. 

  1. Introduce yourself to your neighbour and explain the situation. Show them how their bamboo is affecting your property and any damage it is causing. 
  2. Photograph the whole area showing how bamboo is affecting your property. 
  3. Put your concerns in writing to your neighbour, kindly asking them to respond. 
  4. Hopefully they will understand the issue and instruct a suitable contractor to remove the bamboo and reinstate the area. 
  5. If this is not the case contact a suitable legal company who specialise in land disputes. 
  6. Using the photographs you have, document the complaint showing the area affected and any damage caused. 

Devon Arborists Bamboo Removal Specialists. 

Visit our website for more information and to see case studies from previous projects. 

Call the friendly Devon Arborists team on 07485 411618

Or visit our bamboo specific page on our website. 

https://www.devonarborists.co.uk/bamboo-removal-east-devon-west-dorset-exeter/

Devon Arborists  -  Bamboo Removal Specialists

Bamboo Removal covering Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

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Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset

Buying A House With Bamboo UK

Buying a house with bamboo UK ?

If you are buying a house with bamboo or looking at a house with bamboo growing in its gardens you really should consider the potential risk that this may bring.
Bamboo is an invasive species with more and more UK homeowners finding that it can have costly consequences.
With certain species its rhizomes can spread unseen under ground meters per year.

Many people falsely believe that it is only “running bamboo” that has spreading rhizomes, this is incorrect.
Once “Clumping Bamboo” reaches a mature stage it too will send out running rhizomes for it to expand, to create a ever increasing bamboo grove.
The greater size of bamboo grove that is created the more energy that it can create, leading to greater rhizomes creation and ever more energy and growth.

Bamboo is often planted in UK homes to provide screening and privacy from nearby neighbours.
The planting of this bamboo normally being on boundary edges such as flower borders or along fence lines.
Yet it is this positioning that represents the greatest financial risk, bamboo encroachment. Buying a house with bamboo encroachment is a serious matter.

Bamboo encroachment is where the bamboo spreads from its original planting position into other areas.
If bamboo spreads into a neighbouring property or area of land, due to the fact that bamboo is an invasive species, the homeowner where the bamboo originates is highly likely to be responsible for the removal costs and any associated damage.
Whilst simple removal costs are not insignificant, if bamboo has encroached under patios, into landscaped areas or borders of shrubs, costs can spiral very quickly into many many thousands of pounds.
When looking at any property bamboo is certainly one thing to look out for in the garden, or indeed neighbouring gardens, checking for bamboo encroachment.
It is not currently a legal requirement to notify any prospective buyer of bamboo unlike Japanese Knotweed, but the consequences of bamboo can be as great if not worse.

If you are considering buying a house with bamboo in the UK and are at a stage of making an offer thought should be given to the costs of bamboo removal.
Bamboo removal costs are based on a number of elements including the size of area affected, the type of bamboo, whether running or clumping, and site access.
Most specialist bamboo removal companies will have a range of costs.
Starting costs for most bamboo removals are typically from £1000 +vat for a very small bamboo grove in an average garden area.
However if you have a very small area affected by bamboo the cost could be lower.
In our experience most bamboo removals cost between £1500 and £5000 +vat, although in some extreme cases where bamboo encroachment has been left costs can run into tens of thousands of pounds.

To sum up, if you are considering buying a house with bamboo UK make sure you are very aware of the consequences and the potential costs involved to remove this invasive plant.
Any offer forwarded to purchase the house should reflect the bamboo removal cost.

Buying a house with bamboo UK
Buying a house with bamboo UK

Devon Arborists  -  Bamboo Removal Specialists

Bamboo Removal covering Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

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Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset

Selling A House With Bamboo UK

Selling A House With Bamboo UK ?

If you are selling a house with bamboo in the UK you may be well advised to read this.
Bamboo is invasive, this means it will expand, growing into areas that you don’t want it to.
In short, this means it is a very expensive plant to have growing in your garden.
If you are selling a house having bamboo growing in your garden will cost you money, make no mistake.

Many buyers are aware that bamboo is invasive, any property surveyor should absolutely know this.
Bamboo is highly likely to be flagged up on any homebuyer survey, this will be highlighted as a negative, an issue that either needs to be dealt with or should be.
In extreme circumstances it may even result in the failure of a mortgage offer.

If you are selling or planning to sell a house with bamboo, it is highly recommended that the bamboo is correctly removed as soon as possible.
Simply cutting the canes down will not help, specialist bamboo removal is needed.

Do not be tempted to do this yourself or ask a gardener to “Have a go”

If you are selling a house with bamboo the removal of the bamboo in your garden will require investment, however this investment will absolutely be less than the amount any prospective buyer is likely to offer on your property.
Any prospective buyer will normally reduce offers in multiples of five thousand pounds, so the cost of removal will actually save you money, plus the advantage of removing a negative issue over the house sale.

If bamboo is growing near any boundary in your house, which is normally the case, a homebuyer surveyor will hopefully flag this up.
Bamboo is an invasive species, if you allow it to encroach onto another property you are highly likely to be responsible for the removal costs for that property too.

With all this considered, if you are selling a house with bamboo uk have it removed before it is flagged up as a house with an invasive species growing in it and bamboo costs you more than it needs to.

Selling A House With Bamboo UK
Selling A House With Bamboo UK

Devon Arborists  -  Bamboo Removal Specialists

Bamboo Removal covering Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

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Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset

Can Bamboo Damage Tarmac

Can Bamboo Damage Tarmac ?

The simple answer is Yes.

Whilst bamboo will not simply pop up through tarmac that is in good condition and of suitable depth, it absolutely will compromise any defect, area of sub standard construction or edges of tarmac, for example the edges of drives. 

Bamboo has two main types, clumping and running. It is running bamboo that causes most cases of damage to tarmac, although the rhizomes emitted from mature clumping bamboo will equally cause the same tarmac damage. 

Bamboo rhizomes spread rapidly unseen underground, in mature groves they can spread meters in a year. 

It is this rhizome expansion that will compromise any defect, the rhizome as it grows will open cracks and new shoots will grow up in the new growing season, with new canes rapidly growing upwards and the foliage fuelling energy reserves. 

The simple increase in rhizome mass as it grows can also create its own cracks and weak points, as it grows the constant and increasing pressure will create bulges in the tarmac eventually leading to the tarmac damage. 

 

Once rhizomes have encroached under tarmac it is simply only a matter of time until damage occurs. If you know you have encroachment under the tarmac you must act without delay. 

 

Bamboo can be highly invasive, if you have bamboo growing near any tarmac be very aware, bamboo does damage tarmac. 

As the following two photographs show bamboo damage will start at the edges, generally being the weakest point in any hard landscaping.

The public footpath photo shows how bamboo has encroached under the fence and the rhizomes have now started to push up through the tarmac path edge where the makeup of the path is poor. This growth will continue and the rhizomes will gradually push further under and into the makeup and cause greater damage. It has to be remembered that this is a public footpath so there will be legal consequences to allow continued growth.

The scond photo shows how bamboo rhizomes have been allowed to grow under a newly laid resin path, and even with the small amount have started to lift and crack the new surface.

It is these early signs that need to be spotted and remedial works carried out before damage is significant.

 

Can Bamboo Damage Tarmac
Can Bamboo Damage Tarmac

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Bamboo Removal covering Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

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Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset

Neighbours Bamboo Roots in My Garden

Nurturing a beautiful garden is a joy, but when neighbours’ bamboo roots invade, it can lead to significant damage. Devon Arborists, the area’s leading bamboo removal company, takes pride in delivering professional services with a focus on client care. Discover how we can protect your garden from bamboo root damage in East Devon, Mid Devon, West Dorset, and South West Somerset.

Understanding Bamboo Root Invasion:

Bamboo’s expansive root system makes it a formidable adversary when it encroaches on your garden. The aggressive growth can cause damage to structures, pathways, and other plants. Devon Arborists specialises in addressing the unique challenges posed by neighbours’ bamboo roots, providing tailored solutions for effective removal and prevention.

Our Expert Bamboo Root Removal Services:

Root Identification and Assessment:

Devon Arborists begins by identifying and assessing the extent of bamboo root invasion in your garden. Our experts conduct a thorough analysis to understand the area affected and formulate a targeted removal strategy.

Precision Root Removal Techniques:

Equipped with suitable tools, equipment and expertise, our team employs precision root removal techniques. We ensure thorough extraction of bamboo roots to prevent future growth, preserving the integrity of your garden.

Why Choose Devon Arborists:

Local Expertise:

As the premier bamboo removal company in East Devon, Mid Devon, West Dorset, and South West Somerset, we possess in-depth knowledge. Our local expertise ensures effective solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Professionalism:

Devon Arborists is synonymous with professionalism. From prompt response times to meticulous root removal processes, we prioritise excellence in every aspect of our service. Your satisfaction is our commitment.

Client Care:

We value our clients and their concerns. Throughout the bamboo root removal process, we keep you informed and involved. Our client care extends beyond the service, building lasting relationships based on trust and reliability.

Protect Your Garden – Contact Devon Arborists Today:

Don’t let neighbours’ bamboo roots jeopardise the beauty of your garden. Contact Devon Arborists at 07485 411618 for expert bamboo root removal services in East Devon, Mid Devon, West Dorset, and South West Somerset. Safeguard your outdoor space with the area’s trusted bamboo removal specialists.

In conclusion, Devon Arborists stands as your reliable partner in protecting your garden from bamboo root damage. Our comprehensive services, combined with a commitment to professionalism and client care, make us the top choice in East Devon, Mid Devon, West Dorset, and South West Somerset. Act now to ensure a bamboo-free and flourishing garden—call Devon Arborists today at 07485 411618 and visit www.devonarborists.co.uk for more information.

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Bamboo Removal covering Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

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Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset

Neighbours Bamboo Growing in My Garden

Are you facing the challenge of neighbours’ bamboo encroaching into your peaceful garden space? Look no further – Devon Arborists are here to rescue you. As the premier bamboo removal company in the Devon area, we take pride in our high levels of professionalism and unwavering commitment to client care.

Understanding the Bamboo Invasion Dilemma

Dealing with neighbours’ bamboo infiltrating your garden can be a daunting task. Bamboo’s rapid growth and invasive nature can quickly turn your serene retreat into a tangled mess. However, fret not, as Devon Arborists specialise in addressing this common issue, providing tailored solutions to reclaim your garden sanctuary.

Our Proven Expertise

Devon Arborists boasts a team of skilled professionals equipped with the knowledge and tools to efficiently handle bamboo removal. With years of experience in the field, we understand the nuances of bamboo invasion and employ strategic methods for effective eradication.

Bamboo Removal Services Tailored to Your Needs

Our comprehensive bamboo removal services cater to various scenarios, ensuring a customised solution for every garden. Whether the bamboo is spreading through rhizomes underground or towering above ground, our experts devise a targeted plan to tackle the invasion at its roots.

Why Choose Devon Arborists for Bamboo Removal?

Expertise and Experience

Devon Arborists stands out as the area’s go-to bamboo removal experts. Our team combines expertise and extensive experience, guaranteeing a thorough and efficient removal process.

Professionalism and Client Care

We prioritise professionalism and client satisfaction. From the initial consultation to the completion of the bamboo removal project, Devon Arborists ensures a seamless and client-focused experience.

Thje Correct Tools and Techniques

Equipped with the correct tools and employing advanced techniques, we stay ahead in the field of bamboo removal. Our commitment to innovation ensures a swift and effective resolution to your bamboo invasion problem.

How to Take Action

Ready to reclaim your garden from the encroaching bamboo? It’s simple – contact Devon Arborists today. Call us at 07485 411618 to schedule a consultation with our experts. We understand the urgency of the situation, and our team is ready to provide swift assistance.

The Devon Arborists Difference

Choosing Devon Arborists means choosing excellence. Our commitment to resolving your bamboo invasion issue sets us apart as the area’s premier bamboo removal company.

Don’t let neighbours’ bamboo overtake your garden oasis. Devon Arborists is your trusted partner in reclaiming your space. Contact us at 07485 411618, and let our bamboo removal experts restore tranquility to your garden. Visit www.devonarborists.co.uk for more information on our services.

Devon Arborists  -  Bamboo Removal Specialists

Bamboo Removal covering Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

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Call our friendly team on 07485 411618 who will quickly be able to help with youir bamboo problem.

Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset
Bamboo Removal Devon Somerset Dorset