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PCC Ltd underground electric cables

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Mrs_GooseyMrs_Goosey Forumite
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Hi, 

Been living in our own house for nearly 4 years. Had a letter from PCC regarding rent for underground cables that cross our garden. They wish to pay £150 for 15 years. Is this about right or should I check with electricity board / perhaps check its not too low?

thanks

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  • Robin9Robin9 Forumite
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    Check your deeds - if any payment for cables is due then your solicitor should have picked up what wayleave/lease is paid. 
    Never pay on an estimated bill
  • JC_DerbyJC_Derby Forumite
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    Ignore the ambulance chasers and go to the DNO (electricity board) direct
  • jussie842jussie842 Forumite
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    I have received an identical letter, what did you do?
  • KathrynMLKathrynML Forumite
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    I have also received this letter, what did you do?
  • peter021072peter021072 Forumite
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    Hi, 

    Been living in our own house for nearly 4 years. Had a letter from PCC regarding rent for underground cables that cross our garden. They wish to pay £150 for 15 years. Is this about right or should I check with electricity board / perhaps check its not too low?

    thanks

    Yes, me too. It sounds a bit strange, is this the latest legal scam?  Has the electricity board replied to anyone?
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  • jimbo6977jimbo6977 Forumite
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    My parents used to get a cheque for a shilling every new year, until the neighbour nearly killed himself digging a fish pond. Then the neighbour got a cheque for a shilling every new year....
  • Gerry1Gerry1 Forumite
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    "We'll pay the £150 into your bank account straight away Mrs. Goosey, just give us the long number on your debit card and the expiry date.  That's great, Mrs. Goosey, just arranging the payment right now.
    "Oh, fancy that, Mrs. Goosey, there's someone with a very similar name in your town.  Just to make sure that £150 goes safely into your account and not the wrong one, please can you confirm your date of birth Mrs. Goosey, and the three digit number on the back of the card?"
  • Gerry1Gerry1 Forumite
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    PCC_Ltd said:
    Gerry1 said:
    "We'll pay the £150 into your bank account straight away Mrs. Goosey, just give us the long number on your debit card and the expiry date.  That's great, Mrs. Goosey, just arranging the payment right now.
    "Oh, fancy that, Mrs. Goosey, there's someone with a very similar name in your town.  Just to make sure that £150 goes safely into your account and not the wrong one, please can you confirm your date of birth Mrs. Goosey, and the three digit number on the back of the card?"
    Payments are made to our clients via a cheque drawn up by the electricity company themselves. We would never ask for card details, and for this type of claim we would not require bank details as a BACS transfer for this type of agreement is not available. 
    Not all calls from Amazon, BT, Microsoft etc are really from Amazon, BT, Microsoft etc.  And the same will be soon true of calls claiming to be from NHS Trace and Track, asking for your Date of Birth etc.
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    Gerry1 said:
    PCC_Ltd said:
    Gerry1 said:
    "We'll pay the £150 into your bank account straight away Mrs. Goosey, just give us the long number on your debit card and the expiry date.  That's great, Mrs. Goosey, just arranging the payment right now.
    "Oh, fancy that, Mrs. Goosey, there's someone with a very similar name in your town.  Just to make sure that £150 goes safely into your account and not the wrong one, please can you confirm your date of birth Mrs. Goosey, and the three digit number on the back of the card?"
    Payments are made to our clients via a cheque drawn up by the electricity company themselves. We would never ask for card details, and for this type of claim we would not require bank details as a BACS transfer for this type of agreement is not available. 
    Not all calls from Amazon, BT, Microsoft etc are really from Amazon, BT, Microsoft etc.  And the same will be soon true of calls claiming to be from NHS Trace and Track, asking for your Date of Birth etc.
    Already happening, need a test, give us bank details to pay for the test kit we'll send you

  • stuart07970stuart07970 Forumite
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    Now receiving this potential scam in Slough.
    Offering 15 years compensation for 15 years on a property that's only 7 years old.
    If its real, you can claim it yourself directly from the grid provider.
    search DNO and then ask about wayleave
    Scrimping the nuts out of life since 2006!:cool:
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