She said: “Most peoples’ most important and valuable asset is their home.
“If Japanese Knotweed is present on a property it devalues the property, due to the fact it is an invasive plant and by law a controlled waste, therefore it must be removed from your property, and costs thousands of pounds to remove.
“Further, Japanese Knotweed can cause damage to structures such as paths and drains.
“We have settled many claims against property owners who have allowed Japanese knotweed to spread from their land onto our client’s land.
“We have successfully obtained damages for those clients for diminution in value of their property, the cost of removing the knotweed and compensation for loss of enjoyment of their property.”