Easement Scottish power

Mr_Pegs
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I have been offered a sum of money from Scottish Power for overhead lines for lines that skim along my hedge near the public, there is a line that gives me power that travels overhead up my driveway. I got the offer through a Chartered Surveyors. I must stress I am not to bothered or want comments such as don't use these type of people etc. I am contented with amounts being offered plus their fees....

 My question is ; I live in a semi rural area many on my road it would appear to have accepted these easements. Does anyone have any thoughts to how these easement/agreements can be detrimental to me? or if I was to sell my home, I have no intention selling at present if ever. I always show caution just my nature Thanks in advance...

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  • Netexporter
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    Scottish Power will have the right to maintain their infrastructure whether you take the compensation, or not. It won't make any difference to a sale because the easement will show up in searches whether you are paid, or not.
  • Mr_Pegs
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    Netexporter Thanks
  • Mr_Pegs
    Mr_Pegs Posts: 78
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    Anyone else got any thoughts?
  • MattMattMattUK
    MattMattMattUK Posts: 8,296
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    The same as Netexporter, it will not make a difference. 
  • Mr_Pegs
    Mr_Pegs Posts: 78
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    Thanks both posters best to get opinions on this matter
  • Mr_Pegs
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    I just concerned myself that Scottish power that they could put up extra 'new' equipment,  for example; in other parts of my garden. Solicitors confirmed on Friday they can't, just maintain current. Just being very careful....
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