Network Rail lose knotweed encroachment court battle, Maesteg

Network Rail's Knotweed Headache

Posted by Admin - Feb 2017

February 2017 saw Network Rail lose a legal case brought against them as a result of allowing Japanese knotweed to spread from their land onto the claimants neighbouring private property in Maesteg, South Wales. The court ruled that the claimant had suffered a loss of enjoyment (loss of amenity use) and devaluation of the property due to the presence of knotweed. Network Rail were ordered to pay the claimant a monetary sum to cover these losses and provide a treatment programme with guarantee for the knotweed.

Japanese knotweed Birmingham

Monster Knotweed on Birmingham Property

Posted by Admin - Sep 2016

A recent news article was published on the 28th August 2016 about a Birmingham property owner whose property is swamped by Japanese Knotweed.  The property owner is having problems selling or re-mortgaging their property due to a large infestation of knotweed on her neighbour’s premises. The neighbour’s property is owned by a Housing Association. The Housing Association has failed to manage the problem and seem to be ignoring request to deal with the knotweed.

Common property horrors

Are These Lurking In Your Property?

Posted by Admin - Jul 2016

Are you concerned that your property may be hiding some “horrors” that could potentially cost you thousands of pounds? Then see below for a brief guide to some of the most common.

Service pipes blocked by Japanese knotweed

Japanese Knotweed Eradication, West Sussex

Posted by Admin - Jul 2016

Japanese Knotweed Ltd was approached by Barratt Homes about a site in Crawley, West Sussex to carry out a quote for Japanese Knotweed eradication.

Japanese knotweed River Thames

Japanese Knotweed Removal, River Thames

Posted by Admin - Jul 2016

Japanese Knotweed Ltd recently received instructions from a client to visit a site beside the River Thames. Our surveyor arrived at the site and found Japanese Knotweed growing along the top of a retaining wall, which was supporting the property along the bank of the river. The knotweed was also growing from lower down the wall, between the gaps in the masonry and the only access to the lower knotweed was from the river.