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Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: Yesterday at 21:40

Entirely your call I'm afraid. Good luck.

Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: Yesterday at 21:35

I've said all along - no court case. Waste of money and sanity.

All you do is tell the CEO the facts. And again a month later if nothing happens. Be persistent. Whine. Whinge. Squeaky gates and getting the oil and all that stuff.  Let the CEO do the work for you. No need for lawyers.

There are, or have been, seven lawyers in my extended family and one QC and three CEOs. When it comes to stuff being done, rather than talked about being done,  the CEOs win every time.


Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: Yesterday at 21:09

You aren't helping your petition by thinking about things like that. Make your case and leave others to come up with quibbles.

Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: Yesterday at 21:02

The Chairman won't be in a position to offer much. Just a person who attends AGMs and such.

Get the name of the Chief Executive.the CEO is in charge of the day to day running of the organisation. Write, recorded delivery (adds to the seriousness), and spell out everything that you have been told and by whom. Name the housing assoc employee who told you whatever they told you and when. Name the independent advice, who said what and when. Enclose photos of the plants and the boundary, including any evidence such as copies of your deed plans.

State that the plants have invaded your property from the housing assoc's property and that they are guilty of causing a nuisance to you and as such would be liable to be served with an injunction.

You then wait. Don't actually set about serving them with an injunction. Wait.

Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: Yesterday at 18:36

What good would a ten year guarantee be if the company that issued it went bust? Just a thought.

You could always kill the stuff off and then stay in your home for ten years, no?

Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 23:13

I'd write now.

Take photos at every stage, before, during after, long shots, close ups, the lot. The thing about photos is you can never have too many.

When the housing assoc took over the properties from the lical authority they will have been given all the information about the land. They know what's what. The thing is, whatever the facts, legal action is not something that you want to get embroiled in. The nearest you want to get to any sort of action is irritating the hell out of the chief exec. That way, they take the action and you sit and wait for it to take effect.


Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 22:12

Well it's on record there at least. and surveyors are all in cahoots, just like lawyers. Your card is marked. You can't deny you know about it.

Write to the housing association's chief executive. Tell him/her that as his/her employees say the land is yours you intend to take matters into your own hands and deal with the knotweed yourself. Demand access to the property, if you need access, and take dated photos of every stage of the process. Send the chief executive photos by email. He/she will soon get a large boot placed under the rear end of some jobsworth lower down the line.

Here I speak from experience.

Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 22:00

Again, I don't know anything about "the law". If you set about killing it and make it your life's work to kill it and succeed in killing it then it's dead. No law needed to say so, it just is.

You could have a go at pouring poison down a four foot stem if you have a narrow funnel and a steady hand. Give it your best shot. You'll have to keep at it, especially come the spring time.

Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 21:25

I don't think that a 12" plastic sheet would work for me but heigh ho.

Cuphea hyssopifolia

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 21:07

No, but they come from Mexico and Guatemala so not hardy here.

More info here.

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