Garden Dug Up and Cable installed on my property without permission
lifetime cable would be nice. lol.
no I don’t like the neighbour, she was there when it was installed but did say anything. All I good was tears and the wife got me to back of.
Much as Id like to spade it (and almost did) I want it out, all that will happen is the will turn up trespass and fix it while im not in.
muppets ! they really are !Posted 6 years ago
Interesting thread on the very subject herePosted 6 years agowwaswasSubscriber
some good advice on the last post on that cable forum thread. First thing is to write to Virgin media and tell them you didn’t give permission and you want them to remove the cable and make good.
Personally, I woudln’t be giving a company permission, in perpituity, to come on my land and dig it up whenevr they want and I’d be reluctant to buy somewhere where such a permission existed.Posted 6 years agoxiphonMember
That’s crazy! Leave it intact for the moment – but write a letter, including detailed photographs (and perhaps a plan view diagram of your land vs. neighbours land to clarify for them). Don’t shoot yourself in the foot by physically damaging their property (underneath your land).
Demand all services be removed from your property – within a time limit (10 working days or something?) – and the garden must be returned to the previous state.
Good luck…Posted 6 years ago
yup wwaswas, have on the first phone call to report it.
The missus asked if the call is being recorded, and put on record that we instist on removal and this must be advised advance where permission to access the property will only be given while me/wife are present. Also any costs due to time away from work etc such may be billed to them later. just to make sure they turn up !Posted 6 years agoTracker1972Member
In my experience (past not present) working for one of the cable companies that turned into Virgin, it will be the lads fault who came out. The installers should make sure any route is acceptable to the customer (they don’t always bother) and is actually allowable, ie sticks to the customers property, or they have a wayleave agreement with neighbours/council/whoever to cover it.Posted 6 years ago
The lads don’t sort out wayleave and the like, call a supervisor and blow the job off for the day for an early finish would usually be preferred, unless they were contractors and would therefore not get paid for the job.
Am assuming your property is privately owned? If it was a bought council house and the lads working the estate have got used to already having wayleave from the council it could have been an honest mistake, but I didn’t come across too many of them in 12 years of working there.polyMember
Just before you get too upset, are you sure there is no right enshrined in your title deeds / restricted covenants for the property. I know that my deeds allow access to the utility companies to fix problems with stuff that is already under the ground (and it is quite clear this is not just to rectify problems affecting my own property). I’d need to read them in detail to see if there is any right for a “new” utility to install services beneath my property. They do have to make good any damage.Posted 6 years ago
I cant believe this, im so stunned. comments please !
virgin routed cable to my next door neighbour (behind me) right though the middle of my front garden !
only noticed it saturday morning, was installed last wednesday, first time its been day light to see it. No they dont have permission, they dont have permission to cross the shared access either. No I dont have cable.
and to top it all they cut into the concrete foundation of the my house to route the cable up my wall.
I think they call it, trespass, permanent trespass, criminal damage etc etc.
I think side from putting a spade through it, all I can do is send a recorded legal letter giving 14 day to remove it or I will !
Call made but all I get is someone will call you back, we will send you a claim form !
I really cant believe they actual did it. ruined my weekend.
anyways, thanks for listeningPosted 6 years ago
It doesn’t surprise me. When they came out to connect our cable they found there was a break between the road and the house so they just took a cable across from next doors box.
No harm done in my case, since next door was empty and they came and mended our cable a week later but they did it without knowing nobody lived next doorPosted 6 years agoTracker1972Member
ebygomm-don’t know if they did check, but they can tell if it has been disconnected in the cabinet they work from or by calling into the office, actually more reliable than asking the customer. If they came back to do it properly I would suspect they did it properly rather than just bodging it for an easy life.Posted 6 years ago
I so would like to ‘remove’ it, but no idea what itll kick up.
still at the trying to speak to someone stage.. 2 calls now.. both just putting info on there system to be passed to the ‘responsible person’.
…. and they say the are sending a from to fill out ! pmsl.. what form ! what to fill out to have it removed… show me the one I filled out giving you permission !Posted 6 years agoclubberMember
I’d phone up and tell them you’ll be planting a tree tomorrow so they need to remove now or you’ll be cutting it out since they’ve done it illegally. I’d be pretty sure you’d be well within your rights on that and more to the point, you’ll probably get put through to someone who has the authority to do something about it which will lead to a quicker resolution.Posted 6 years agocoffeekingMember
In law, as in the playground, two wrongs don’t make a right.
I’m fairly sure that removing a cable from your property is not a wrong. The first time you may notice is when you spade through it, personally from that point on I’d just pull it up and find out where it went. When it left my property I’d coil it nicely and leave it there.Posted 6 years agomastiles_fanylionMember
I’m fairly sure that removing a cable from your property is not a wrong. The first time you may notice is when you spade through it, personally from that point on I’d just pull it up and find out where it went. When it left my property I’d coil it nicely and leave it there
But they know he knows about it so it could be construed as deliberate criminal damage I would have thought.Posted 6 years ago
But they know he knows about it so it could be construed as deliberate criminal damage I would have thought.
So if someone puts something on you land when your out without you permission you can’t touch it? [Edit] If that’s right I’m gonna build a shed on next doors lawn, mines a bit full.Posted 6 years ago
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