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House Has Lost Half Its Value

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Can't see a happy ending here - the whole lot needs removing ...

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2769810/Homeowner-discovers-house-lost-half-value-neighbour-s-overgrown-Japanese-knotweed-started-taking-garden-too.html

Homeowner discovers house has lost half its value after Japanese knotweed invaded her back garden and started taking it over

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I think the important thing is there's a bit of land that's unregistered that could be registered and cleared and have houses built on it..

"She said the strip of land where the invasive plant is growing is unregistered, so they do not know who owns the area.

'The strip of land is about big enough for four or five houses, but I've been in touch with the Land Registry, who say the land is unregistered,' said Ms Wakeman."


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She should have kept quiet about the land, moved in to clear and started growing veg on it.

Then in 5 years time go to register it in her name.

That's a win.

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She should have kept quiet about the land, moved in to clear and started growing veg on it.

Then in 5 years time go to register it in her name.

That's a win.

What's the law on unregistered land then?

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What's the law on unregistered land then?

Being able to demonstrate continued use as though it were your own land makes it yours after a number of years; not sure how many.

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Knot weed is actually easy to get rid of. Spray it with Glyphosate. Get it from your local agricultural supplier or ebay. Roundup is the same stuff but more expensive and diluted. You might need 2 or 3 applications but not difficult. Diesel also works well but tends to leave a smell. Diesel is great at killing stuff growing in walls.

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Being able to demonstrate continued use as though it were your own land makes it yours after a number of years; not sure how many.

There must be a cottage industry in finding unregistered land and then using it in order to claim it then?

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Being able to demonstrate continued use as though it were your own land makes it yours after a number of years; not sure how many.

Think it`s twelve years in Wales there's a case in South Glamorgan where a person was renting land from the local authority for a pepper corn rent to keep their horses on but the council failed to collect the rent she then went on to claim the land as she maintained the fences/gates land for a couple of decades the land was sold of for development for millions a fwe years ago

Some one became wealthy and the local authority now has no land to expand their cementry it pays to play the long game it seems

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Think it`s twelve years in Wales there's a case in South Glamorgan where a person was renting land from the local authority for a pepper corn rent to keep their horses on but the council failed to collect the rent she then went on to claim the land as she maintained the fences/gates land for a couple of decades the land was sold of for development for millions a fwe years ago

Some one became wealthy and the local authority now has no land to expand their cementry it pays to play the long game it seems

The same council must have granted planning permission?

Wonder if she knew somebody...

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I doubt this land would have escaped the attention of the usual suspects. I doubt that it would have escaped their attention that a 90 year old woman was living in the house beside it.

I would not trust any valuation about the price of her house after some of the things that I have heard, allegedly, go on when elderly people market their homes or need to sell their homes for care.

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The same council must have granted planning permission?

Wonder if she knew somebody...

She sold it to a developer which were fighting the council/locals/nimbys over planing on adjoining land for many years so yes she new there was going to be development

Think her son is a barrister/solicitor

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Being able to demonstrate continued use as though it were your own land makes it yours after a number of years; not sure how many.

It's 12 if it belonged to a private citizen, 30 if it's public property. Also if you're squatting property which belonged to someone who died and no relatives could be found, it's also 30 as such a property theoretically belongs to the queen.

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She sold it to a developer which were fighting the council/locals/nimbys over planing on adjoining land for many years so yes she new there was going to be development

Think her son is a barrister/solicitor

Ah, very interesting.

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