The Knotty Issue of Knotweed
Network Rail Infrastructure Limited v Williams and Waistell
According to the Crop Protection Association one in ten cases of Knotweed infestation cost property owners more than £4,000, one in five cases see the value of the affected property fall and three in five cause property damage.
So, what can you do if your neighbour allows the insidious stuff to encroach onto your property? Sue in private nuisance for damages, is the answer of the Master of the Rolls (Sir Terence Etherton MR) with whom all other members of the Court of Appeal (Sharp and Leggatt LJJ) agreed, in Network Rail Infrastructure Limited v Williams and Waistell  EWCA Civ 1514.
Read more in this alerter by Adam Heppinstall.