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    Overhead power line compensation.
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    • 25th Dec 11, 10:20 PM
    Overhead power line compensation. 25th Dec 11 at 10:20 PM
    Hi All,

    I had a letter a few days ago regarding compensation for power lines that cross over my house.

    This was from a company called PCC who claimed to have been acting for the previous owner and been very close to the end of the claim after the previous owner had an offer.

    I have since moved in around 3 months ago and they advise that I am entitled to this payment.

    First I phoned up the electric company direct who confirmed this was the case and after numerous callback I spoke to the man who was handiling the case and he advised the power company had offered £4173.

    He did advise that I would have an easement with the electric company and they would then have permission to run the power lines over the house he also added that the likly hood of getting the moved or removed was next to none.

    I then phoned PCC who advisd that they would charge £1000 for there services so I would get £3173 but the man at the electric compnay did advise I can apoint my own solicitor and they would pay reasonable costs meaning I would get the full amount.

    So my question is has anyone on here heard off or done this before and if yes what restrictions adds to your property.
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    • jinx19
    • By jinx19 10th Mar 17, 7:59 PM
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    Help I have just recieved a card through the door ref power lines over my house
    Is there anyone currently going through this at mo? I have a LV ? Cable going over the roof of my property. Please can anyone of companies to go through or do you instruct a solicester? Any advice I would be grateful for

    Thanks )
    • Suffolkpixie
    • By Suffolkpixie 11th Mar 17, 3:39 PM
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    Yes we are the same, have posted on here but no replies or answers as yet. Thinking about just doing it myself.
    • cloudberry45
    • By cloudberry45 12th Mar 17, 7:34 PM
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    We have had letters from PCC with regards to compensation. We have 2 poles across our land, cables going over our outbuildings. We have had to allow access for maintenance recently (the pole does supply our electricity so we would always allow it).

    Purchased our house for £475k 18 months ago but is worth much more now and valued a lot higher due to being grade listed. Our letter from PCC estimates £2k payment which is no where near the 2-3% value of property but I understand every case is different.

    Im not keen on the 20% + VAT they want to take. Have looked at Thomson Broadbent but they take the same. The Powerline Company take 12% and no VAT from what I can see but are only taking on new cases if they are the EHV pylon types.

    Does anyone know of any other companies? I guess it may be worth waiting for TPC to take on new cases in the future as the difference in fees is very high. Or does anyone know if you can negotiate the fees?
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    • sharon6264
    • By sharon6264 10th Apr 17, 11:05 AM
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    Overhead Power Lines Compensation
    Hi there - I have also received a letter re getting compensation for power lines - I have wooden poles (HV) on my land. I'm thinking about trying to claim myself to avoid paying out 20%. Anyone done this? If I find out anything I will post here.
    • 44polo
    • By 44polo 20th Apr 17, 10:32 AM
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    Do it yourself, claim companies take 20% for nothing and also get paid by the utility company for their trouble as well!
    • 44polo
    • By 44polo 20th Apr 17, 11:22 AM
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    Feel free to ask any questions and I will be able to help
    • Suffolkpixie
    • By Suffolkpixie 20th Apr 17, 2:02 PM
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    How do I go about doing this on my own? Can any solicitor help me with this or do they have to specialise in this field?
    • 44polo
    • By 44polo 26th Apr 17, 3:26 PM
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    Simply contact your DNO which will be the likes of SSE, WPD, UKPN for example (dependant where you live and which network you fall under). Say you wish to submit an injurious affection claim and they are obliged to tell you who and where to send your claim to. Simple as that - unless you want to give an agent 20%. Agents can typically take between £1,000 and £10,000 for a land registry search and phone call so it is worth spending half an hour and doing it yourself as it is not difficult.
    • anneqq
    • By anneqq 26th May 17, 1:31 PM
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    After having a letter from PCC, in relation to the wires crossing my property boundary, and then no one calling me back when I inquired, I rang Northern Power grid myself. They were very helpful and said I could claim myself, by sending an email to them.
    I did this on 10.03.17. They replied a month later saying as it was HV (11 Thousand Volt)cables this would have to be referred to another Dept. I received a call yesterday from their surveyor and he called today.
    He measured out our home took pictures etc. he also told me that they had not settled any 11 thousand volt claim yet. This would be done as a Wayleave (usually 20yrs) as they only do easements on EHV. He said that a scale had been agreed and that I should have an offer in the next couple of weeks.
    I will let you know how it goes.
    • Forest66
    • By Forest66 28th May 17, 7:43 AM
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    Just reading theses
    Comments I have a pylon outside my house would I be entitled to it ?
    Thanks Cheryl
    • Forest66
    • By Forest66 28th May 17, 7:51 AM
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    Just reading theses
    Comments I have a pylon outside my house would I be entitled to it ?
    Thanks Cheryl
    • lmc4820
    • By lmc4820 5th Jun 17, 5:30 PM
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    I tried to contact Powerline Advisory Group but their website says they aren't taking any new LV or HV claims, could you recommend another reliable company to begin a claim. I have received a letter from Thomas Broadbent but they take 20% plus VAT.

    I have a large wooden post inside our back garden and another at the bottom of the front garden.
    • bex88
    • By bex88 4th Jul 17, 1:09 AM
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    LV Wooden Pole
    Just today my mum received a letter from Thompson Broadbent stating that she would be entitled to claim for a low voltage wooden pole line (that runs diagonally across the property).

    She was very confused by the letter, she'd never heard of such a thing so I said I'd try and do some research.

    It's all a bit beyond me but the replies on this thread have made it somewhat clearer.

    I have gathered that the LV claims are not really worth much at all? Would it be worth doing anything, especially as it says in the letter they take 20% + VAT!?

    We live in a village in Cambridgeshire and our electricity Distribution Network Operator is 'UK Power Networks' and provider is Scottish & Southern Energy PLC.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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