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17 November 2020 | Podcasts | Article by Richard Macphail

HJ Talks About Social Housing Podcast | The growing problem with Japanese Knotweed

HJ Talks About Social Housing Podcast | The growing problem with Japanese Knotweed

Since the court determined in 2017 that a landowner has a duty to its neighbours to deal with Japanese Knotweed growth, there has been a “growing” awareness of it as a problem for landowners, and accompanying that a growing industry of specialists and firms pursuing claims in respect of it. Where land is affected by Japanese Knotweed, it can lead to problems selling and remortgaging property and ultimately there are concerns about the physical damage it can do.

Robert Phillips of our Property Litigation team and Rebecca Rees of our Property Litigation and Housing Management team discuss what circumstances will lead to a landowner becoming liable for compensation and what steps should be taken if it becomes apparent that the weed is growing on land it is responsible for.

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Author bio

As Head of Social Housing and Partner in the Commercial Property team, Richard acts for a wide range of clients and advises on all aspects of commercial property law in both private and public sectors. He is known for quality of service and his ability to apply technical legal expertise with a practical and commercial focus.

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