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    • pennypincher2013
    • By pennypincher2013 17th May 18, 5:52 PM
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    Overhead Power cable compensation
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    • 17th May 18, 5:52 PM
    Overhead Power cable compensation 17th May 18 at 5:52 PM
    I'm looking into claiming for the power lines that run over my garden. I haven't a clue who to turn to so I am looking to someone who has already done this or knows a thing or two about how to approach this.
    I've asked opinions of family and friends and it seems to be a split as to if the cables are on the property. We have a public pavement, about 3-4 feet wide between our house and our garden and the cables are riiiiigggghhhhtttt on the edge of my garden.
    Do I have anything to lose if I go ahead with a possible claim?
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    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 17th May 18, 6:23 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 6:23 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 6:23 PM
    I am sure someone who knows better will be here soon, but I am sure I have read that if you buy the property with the power lines already in situ then you have no recourse.
    • JC_Derby
    • By JC_Derby 20th May 18, 9:47 PM
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    • 20th May 18, 9:47 PM
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    • 20th May 18, 9:47 PM
    I'm looking into claiming for the power lines that run over my garden. I haven't a clue who to turn to so I am looking to someone who has already done this or knows a thing or two about how to approach this.
    I've asked opinions of family and friends and it seems to be a split as to if the cables are on the property. We have a public pavement, about 3-4 feet wide between our house and our garden and the cables are riiiiigggghhhhtttt on the edge of my garden.
    Do I have anything to lose if I go ahead with a possible claim?
    Originally posted by pennypincher2013
    Don't expect a lot....and if its money you are after because they don't improve the view, expect nothing.


    Approach your local DNO (distribution Network Operator) and tell them the above details, and that you are after a wayleave payment
    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 21st May 18, 8:06 AM
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    • 21st May 18, 8:06 AM
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    • 21st May 18, 8:06 AM
    AFAIK to qualify for compensation the pole has to be on the property, or the wires running directly over it. If the wires run near to your property, but not actually on or over it then you wont but there's no harm in asking.
    Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers
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