Powerline Advisory Group - Compensation

manamaga2512
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edited 25 November 2023 at 2:44PM in Energy
Has anyone had any experience or knowledge of the above mentioned company? We recently had a letter from them about potentially claiming compensation for powerlines on our property.  I'm very sceptical for a number of reasons;
*The number of scams recently
*The fact that we don't have any powerlines on our property, but very close to it, close to going over our garden
*Knowing how easy it is to get fake positive reviews online (after trying to research them
*Thinking that if it was genuine, then surely would have heard about about it other than a random letter through the post

So I thought I'd post in here to ask :-)

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  • Mister_G
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    You are right to be sceptical.  I've not heard of Powerline, but there are a number of other companies that offer a similar service for a percentage of the compensation paid.

    They tend to  initially work off of Google Earth satellite imagery.  If you actually have no powerlines crossing your property, then it is unlikely that you can get any compensation.

    I do have a powerline crossing my property and negotiated compensation directly with the powerline owner, SSE.
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  • ROY47
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    edited 25 November 2023 at 9:25PM

    These people ?  your better off negotiating with the power company serving your area

    They don't take comission

  • M25
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    Scam or scum using the term "Advisory". 

    They're a marketing company looking for greedy, ignorant or lazy people.

    Either way they're cold callers so you shouldn't be communicating with them.
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