Designer sues former owner for selling him home with Japanese knotweed in garden

A furniture designer successfully sued the seller of a £700,000 house he bought after he found Japanese knotweed in the garden, a court heard.

Jonathan Downing, 30, bought the home from chartered accountant Jeremy Henderson, 41, in August 2018.

While tidying the home’s garden in Raynes Park, London, just after he moved in Mr Downing discovered the knotweed.

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