Can I Make A Japanese Knotweed Claim?

If Japanese knotweed has encroached on your property, we may be able to help you with removal of the plant, together with securing compensation for any loss of value to your home.

For a FREE consultation: Call 0151 909 6120

JAPANESE KNOTWEED

Japanese knotweed is a non-native, invasive weed which is highly aggressive and can cause damage to your property and grounds as well as knocking anything from 5-15% off the value of your home.

It comes with regulations for its removal to avoid spreading, including the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 – having Japanese knotweed on your property isn’t illegal but failing to manage the problem and allowing it to spread is!

If you own a property and the plant spreads to you from neighbouring land, you could be eligible to make a claim. Even if knotweed was already present when you bought your home, we may be able to bring a case if the previous owner failed to disclose its presence or a surveyor failed to spot it.

We specialise in Japanese knotweed claims, so if you’d like more information or would like to book a free consultation to chat through your concerns, call us on 0151 909 6120

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HOW DAMAGING IS JAPANESE KNOTWEED?

Looking at it from the outside, Japanese Knotweed may look harmless particularly in Winter when it withers down to ground level – come Summer, however, it’s bamboo-like stems can grow up to 7 feet tall.

The biggest concern can’t be seen; its devastating root system can spread to a depth of around three metres underground and can fatally undermine the foundations of your home and cause serious damage to buildings.

Since it was introduced to Britain in the 19th century, Japanese Knotweed has spread like wildfire, mainly due to careless landowners and property developers.

The most common reason for an infestation in residential gardens is that it has spread from adjacent commercial land such as railway embankments or construction sites.

If you’ve identified Japanese knotweed in your garden, you can expect to face a bill of several thousand pounds in order to eradicate the problem before it causes lasting damage to your home, but the good news is that you may be eligible to claim compensation.

OUR SPECIALIST JAPANESE KNOTWEED SOLICITORS CAN HELP

If Japanese knotweed has encroached on your property then you need to act now.

We may be able to help you with removal of the plant, together with securing compensation for any loss of value to your home.

Get in touch with our expert panel of solicitors if:

  • A neighbour or the owner of neighbouring land has allowed Japanese knotweed to spread unchecked
  • Your surveyor failed to spot the presence of Japanese knotweed when they surveyed the property prior to your purchase
  • You can prove the seller of the property knew knotweed was present but failed to disclose this in the Home Information Pack
  • Rail companies or organisations have allowed Japanese knotweed to spread from their network sites

If it can clearly be demonstrated that someone else was to blame for the presence of Japanese knotweed on your property it may be possible for us to negotiate terms for them to cover all the costs of removing the knotweed from your land.

For a FREE consultation: Call 0151 909 6120

In cases where knotweed is present due to negligence by a landowner, developer or rail company such as Network Rail, it’s highly likely that many of your neighbours will be suffering as well.

If this is the case, and the same party is responsible, starting a Group Action following an attempt at dispute resolution may be the most cost-effective way to pursue your claim.

To discuss your options, contact our team for a FREE consultation call us on 0151 909 6120

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