She said she was now going to engage Cornwall Council contractor Cormac to eradicate the knotweed, but was unable to provide the court with a signed contract for the work.
Mr and Mrs Smith’s legal team are now pushing for the court to order an injunction on Mrs Line to remove the knotweed. , or Fallopia Japonica, was brought to Europe from Japan in the mid-19th century and was initially lauded for its beauty.
But Mr Smith said he just wanted Mrs Line to tackle the growing menace of the knotweed on her side of the wall, which has spread in recent years.
He told the court the weed growing on their driveway had the potential to knock a tenth off the value of their beach-side family home.
The houses are generally mansions that can accommodate a lot of people.A business couple are suing a pensioner who sold them a luxury seaside house over claims she let Japanese knotweed invade their garden from her land next door.Rosemary Line, 74, has been taken to court today by Adam and Eleanor Smith in a dispute over the invasive weed with each side blaming the other for spreading it.But now the weed appears to be growing on both pieces of land, including Mr and Mrs Smith's driveway - and the case has now ended up at Truro County Court The couple launched legal action after claiming the destructive knotweed had reduced the value of their home, now estimated at £500,000, by up to 10 per cent.The court head Mrs Line claimed the case against her was an “underhand land grab’, saying the Smiths made an offer to buy her land in exchange for dropping the legal action.