Couple win knotweed case

Homeowners Adam and Eleanor Smith have won a landmark legal case against neighbour Rosemary Line, claiming their home has lost £50,000 in value because of her Japanese knotweed. Mrs Line has been ordered to employ contractors over the next five years to eradicate the weed, as well as pay court costs. Legal experts say home owners must now stop the weed spreading or face the prospect of being sued.

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Posted 10/02/2018