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Japanese Knotweed Claims

Japanese Knotweed is a fast growing weed with large stems and creeping roots which is difficult to get rid of and can cause significant damage to a property.

How to make a Japanese Knotweed claim


Firstly you need to identify and be sure it’s Japanese Knotweed that encroaching into your property. We have dealt with cases where it has emerged into the gardens and also into the brickwork/grounds of homes too. Obviously the later causes more disturbance to people’s homes unfortunately.

Who can make a claim for Japanese Knotweed?


This mainly affects people’s homes, so if you are a home owner you can potentially make a no win, no fee claim with us.

However, we have dealt with a few cases where Japanese knotweed has grown into commercial buildings and again we have had success helping the estate owner making a claim.

How do I know if I can make a claim?


Once you have identified it is Japanese knotweed you need to do the following:

  1. Are you the owner of the building/home? If yes, proceed to point 2. If not, refer to the owner of the building immediately so they can act straight away. This will only develop and unfortunately get worse. You can fill in the contact form below and we can contact the owner of the building/home on your behalf as long as they consent to us calling them.

  2. When you bought the property, did you have a professional survey completed on the property? If yes, proceed to point 3.

  3. We will need a copy of the survey and pictures of the Japanese knotweed in the near future, so please have both handy.

  4. Give us a call today or fill in the contact form below.

How can Precision Solicitors help you?


Different Claim Scenarios for Japanese Knotweed that we can help you with:

  • When you purchased the property, you paid for a survey and the surveyor failed to identify the Japanese Knotweed

  • Japanese Knotweed is growing into your garden from a fellow neighbours property

  • Japanese knotweed is emerging into your garden/home via grounds owned by the council

  • When you purchased the property, the seller told the solicitor Japanese knotweed was present, this is usually recorded on a TA6 form

On all of the above scenarios we will assess your claim and give you honest answer on the chances of winning the claim. 98% of the Japanese knotweed claims we take on are on a No Win, No Fee Basis.

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