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Way leave - worth trying to claim through a company?

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  • FoxLark
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    We've just moved into a property with overhead cables across the very back of our garden. Our solicitor said nothing about these when we were purchasing (honestly she was rubbish so not surprised) but we have been contacted several times by companies wanting to represent us in approaching the utility company. 
    How do we find out if there was a way leave agreement in place with the previous owner (she never mentioned one) or whether we should have one? We're not even sure who the cables belong to.....
  • Shedman
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    edited 21 February 2023 at 11:43PM
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    FoxLark said:
    We've just moved into a property with overhead cables across the very back of our garden. Our solicitor said nothing about these when we were purchasing (honestly she was rubbish so not surprised) but we have been contacted several times by companies wanting to represent us in approaching the utility company. 
    How do we find out if there was a way leave agreement in place with the previous owner (she never mentioned one) or whether we should have one? We're not even sure who the cables belong to.....
    Which region are you in?  I contacted SSEN (as in South Hampshire) to try and get a cable map as trying to find out if a cable is actually under my land as have received a letter from one of these 3rd parties (PCC Ltd) which claims there is and they can arrange £150 for a 15 year agreement.  SSEN didn't send a cable map as said it wasn't in sufficient detail but they did give me contact details for their wayleave dept. If you're in same region I can PM them to you.


  • FoxLark
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    Shedman said:
    FoxLark said:
    We've just moved into a property with overhead cables across the very back of our garden. Our solicitor said nothing about these when we were purchasing (honestly she was rubbish so not surprised) but we have been contacted several times by companies wanting to represent us in approaching the utility company. 
    How do we find out if there was a way leave agreement in place with the previous owner (she never mentioned one) or whether we should have one? We're not even sure who the cables belong to.....
    Which region are you in?  I contacted SSEN (as in South Hampshire) to try and get a cable map as trying to find out if a cable is actually under my land as have received a letter from one of these 3rd parties (PCC Ltd) which claims there is and they can arrange £150 for a 15 year agreement.  SSEN didn't send a cable map as said it wasn't in sufficient detail but they did give me contact details for their wayleave dept. If you're in same region I can PM them to you.


    Thanks, we're actually in Wiltshire. We really have no idea who the cables belong to but we have had several people knock on the door and send letters about way leave agreements etc so we wondered about whether we should have an agreement or not.....
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