Case Report

Khan and Khan v. (1) London Borough of Harrow; and (2) Helen Sheila Kane [2013] EWHC 2687 (TCC)

Date: 03/09/2013

On 3rd September 2013 Mr Justice Ramsey handed down judgment in Khan and Khan v. (1) London Borough of Harrowand (2) Helen Sheila Kane, which considered whether tree root subsidence damage was reasonably foreseeable to a private individual owner of a domestic property whose trees caused damage to a neighbouring property.

The judgment is required reading for all practitioners handling tree root subsidence claims.  It is particularly relevant to insurers claiming against, or defending, private individual owners of domestic properties.