Getting cables moved

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in LPG, Heating Oil, Solid & Other Fuels
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Wondering if anyone can give me some advice. I currently have an overhead electric cable running across my property. It feeds two of my neighbours property's but not mine. I am wanting to build an extension on the side of my house which this cable will interfere with. The cable does run to a pole first which is in my neigbours garden. I am wondering who is responsible for moving the cable, me my neigbour or the power supplier. I don't want my neigbours to have to pay for this as would not be a good neibourly thing to do. I am going to ring the electric supplier in morning but would like to be armed with a little knowledge first as from past experience there immediate response is always you will have to pay. Any advice on this would be much appreciated. Thanks chris

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  • spirospiro Forumite
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    No point phoning your supplier, you need to contact the distribution company. The contact details will be on you bill. Depending on what historic agreements are in place it could be very expensive to get the cable rerouted because it sounds like an extra pole would be required to stop the cable crossing your lane.
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