Japanese knotweed case leaves landowners on the hook

Following a Court of Appeal ruling – landowners across England and Wales can now claim damages if the quick-spreading Japanese knotweed plant has encroached on their property. Rodger Burnett of Charles Lyndon, the law firm which represented Robin Waistell, who made a claim against Network Rail, acknowledged that the ruling means a householder could sue their neighbour but stressed that it would be firms like Network Rail who should have the greatest concerns.

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Posted 04/07/2018