Another Japanese Knotweed case goes to court!
Adam and Eleanor Smith of Maenporth, near Falmouth in Cornwall, are taking their pensioner neighbour, Rosemary Line, to court on 6th October 2017, following a Japanese Knotweed dispute. Their home has been devalued by 10% due to knotweed that has been encroaching on their land from Mrs Lines, for the past 11 years! You can read the full article, originally published by The Daily Mail online, by clicking here.
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Update on Network Rail Case
Mr. Waistell and Network Rail are locked in a legal battle as Network Rail appealed the country court decision, that it should pay £15,000 in damages for the Japanese Knotweed that spread from Network Rails land to Mr. Waistells property.
If you would like to view the full article posted by the Telegraph, please click here.
Can having Japanese Knotweed result in a prison sentence?
As if finding out you have Japanese Knotweed in your garden isn’t enough bad news, did you know that failure to take the steps to eradicate it can result in a £2,000 fine or even a 2 year prison sentence?
We have found an interesting article, posted by the Coventry Telegraph online, warning people about the rise of Japanese Knotweed and how this can effect you.
If you would like to view the full article posted by the Coventry Telegraph, please click here.
Community Protection Notice from Home Office
New Home Office guidance now enables local councils and the police to issue Community Protection Notices against “individuals who are acting unreasonably and who persistently or continually act in a way that has a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality” which includes Japanese Knotweed and other invasive weeds.
Network Rail sued over Japanese Knotweed
Rodger Burnett, the Director and founder of Charles Lyndon, has successfully sued Network Rail over a case of Japanese Knotweed. He represented Mr Waistell who was trying to sell his property but couldn’t due to the presence of the Japanese Knotweed on the Railway Embankment.