News | August 16, 2018

John Muncey’s response to a reader’s question is featured in the Financial Times

The article was originally published by the Financial Times, on August 15 2018.

Your Questions Property law.

A neighbour’s plant is damaging my drive: what are my rights?

It’s always best to avoid litigation — try to find an amicable solution.

My neighbour has a plant in their front garden that has been growing rapidly. It is damaging my driveway and seems to be breaking the bricks from beneath. I am concerned it will destroy the drive and possibly undermine the foundations of my home. Is there anything I can do?

John Muncey, partner at Wedlake Bell, says the issue of plant damage has been prominent after a Court of Appeal decision arising from the presence of Japanese
knotweed on Network Rail land.

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