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LPA 67 – Japanese Knotweed – Professionals should know the law and their responsibilities

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Originally published February 2018. Updated September 2018.
In the County Court case of Waistell v Network Rail (2017), Network Rail was ordered to pay compensation to two home owners whose properties backed on to Network Rail land which was rife with Japanese knotweed. This case potentially opens the way for claims against owners of land containing Japanese knotweed and to property professionals advising them.

LPA 67 was updated in September 2018 following the Court of Appeal’s decision.

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