Court of Appeal rules on knotweed liability

A legal ruling could open the floodgates for thousands of private nuisance claims concerning the escape of invasive Japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed
Japanese knotweed has invaded land across the country

A legal ruling could open the floodgates for thousands of private nuisance claims concerning the escape of invasive Japanese knotweed.

A Court of Appeal judgment handed down by three leading judges yesterday confirmed that English and Welsh landowners may sue if the “pernicious” plant enters their property from land held by another party.

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