Japanese Knotweed is a plant you would probably not want in or near your garden. It is invasive and can have a large impact. You may have heard of Japanese Knotweed if you have bought or sold property because it is referred to in the property information form which was probably used during the transaction.
There are various claims which might arise relating to Japanese Knotweed. For example, where the plant grows in one garden and spreads to another, a nuisance claim might arise; where a surveyor did not spot the existence of Japanese Knotweed where they should, a professional negligence claim might be brought; and, where a seller says there is no Japanese Knotweed in their garden when there is, a misrepresentation claim might be brought.
If you have concerns about Japanese Knotweed from a legal perspective and need advice, please get in touch with our Property Litigation Team on [email protected] or 0800 015 0340.
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