£250K lawsuit over Japanese knotweed

Neighbours in Kensal Green, London are in the midst of a legal battle over the encroachment of Japanese knotweed onto their land. Christopher Clarke and Louise Kay, the claimants, were aware of a knotweed issue when they moved into their new home and bought in professionals to eradicate the problem in 2015. Two years later they were made aware that Japanese knotweed growth on the neighbour’s land posed an imminent threat of damage to their home. The claimants are seeking an injunction to compel their neighbours, Mr and Mrs Abassi, to treat the knotweed, along with £250,000 in damages for nuisance. Mr Clarke also claims that the problem has resulted in his home being devalued by 15 per cent. Read more here.