Posts by Paolo Martini

Paolo Martini is the leading legal expert in the field of Japanese knotweed law and is the managing partner and a director of Cobleys Solicitors Ltd. Paolo Martini has spent most of his near 30 year legal career with Cobleys and for over 15 years he has been a partner / director.

About Knotweed Help

Knotweed Help is a trading style of Cobleys Solicitors Ltd, created with the intention of providing clear, practical advice to individuals and organisations deal with Japanese knotweed infestations.

Dormant Japanese Knotweed: Your Questions Answered

Japanese knotweed is a rhizomatous plant, meaning that it has a modified stem system that grows underground (much like a

Japanese knotweed grows on the boundaries of this property

Getting A Mortgage With Japanese Knotweed

The discovery of a Japanese knotweed infestation can make selling a house a difficult proposition, this is largely due to

Japanese knotweed growing close to homes

How Japanese Knotweed Affects House Insurance: Are You Covered?

Japanese knotweed can have a negative impact on the value of your property, not to mention causing conflict between neighbours

Japanese knotweed growing near homes

A Guide To Reporting Japanese Knotweed

After positive identification has been made of any Japanese knotweed infestation, it becomes necessary for other parties to be notified

Japanese knotweed growing from green spaces in Japan

How Did Japanese knotweed Get Here?

Japanese knotweed is a contentious plant that can depreciate the value of a property and cause conflict between neighbours. The

Japanese knotweed growing in land near properties

Guide To Selling A Property With Japanese Knotweed

Since being introduced to Britain in the early 19th century, Japanese knotweed has spread far and wide across the country,

Overhanging Japanese knotweed flowers

Can You Build On Land With Japanese knotweed?

Japanese knotweed can cause financial difficulties to both homeowners and building developers, especially when plans have been made to build

Japanese knotweed growing outside flats

What Does Japanese Knotweed Really Do?

Over the last decade, Japanese knotweed has developed a reputation for being one of the most aggressive, invasive plants to

Japanese Knotweed: How Does It Spread?

How Does Japanese Knotweed Spread? Japanese knotweed spreads in the UK via dispersal of rhizome fragments, which comprise its extensive

Japanese knotweed in garden

Has Your Surveyor Missed Japanese Knotweed?

Despite Japanese knotweed having made a significant impact on the property industry in the last decade, there are still cases

Japanese knotweed in flowe

Has Your Property Seller Lied About Japanese Knotweed? Here’s What To Do

Research reported by The Independent has suggested that the discovery of Japanese knotweed can have a major impact on the

Young Japanese knotweed leaves

Is Japanese Knotweed Poisonous?

Japanese knotweed is a nuisance plant that can set back house sales, cost homeowners thousands in removal costs and hours