Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property
On discovering that the numerous, over powering weeds growing between my brick wall (built at the same time as my house in 1930's) and my neighbour's wooden fence are Japanese knotweed that could damage foundation etc and devalue my property, there is also one of them growing in my garden. I sent a letter to the housing association who are the registered owners of this 'council' property (though I have no idea of the correlation of the council/government regarding this property to the housing association) as advised by www.environetuk.com:
'I am requesting that you take appropriate action to eradicate the Japanese Knotweed on your property and on mine. If you do not then I will be left with no option but to refer this matter to my solicitor to bring a claim in private nuisance against you.'
The reply from the association claimed that the strip of land in question was part of my property. www.environetuk.com referred me to www.japaneseknotweedclaims.com (who state there is a no win no fee policy) who in turn referred me to their legal people: www.excellolaw.co.uk, who after reviewing all info suggested I have a free survey carried out by www.knotweed.co.uk. The report stated that the offending weed is certainly on the neighbours/housing association property. The solicitor at www.excellolaw.co.uk wrote up 'onboarding' documentation which I was to sign, but on reading that despite a 'no win no fee' offer, I will be responsible to pay all disbursements that would be required to bring this case to court, which would amount to at least £900, therefor I am unable to take this case any further due to lack of funds.
Are there any suggestions on how I might be able to proceed?