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Underground electricity cable affecting development

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  • Underground electricity cable affecting development

    I own a plot of land upon which I have permission to build a single new property. Upon further investigation it appears that there is an underground electricity cable running partially alongside one of my boundaries which may affect the digging of foundations.

    There was no paperwork relating to way leave/easements on the plot nor reference on any land registry documents.

    Who is liable for the costs of moving this cable, me or the power company?

    Appreciate comments from any developer who has had the same issue or legal representatives.

    Thanks and best regards.

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    Re: Underground electricity cable affecting development

    From a practical point I would first approach the power company and ask them what right they have for their cables to be there.
    RICHARD WEBSTERwww.rwco.co.uk
    As a conveyancing solicitor I want to be helpful (England/Wales only) but can't accept liability for this.