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Standard User Fens
(member) Mon 11-Jun-12 09:39:56
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Line obstruction


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My telephone/BB line comes into my house from a telegraph pole which is sited in front of my next door neighbours house, there are two lines which come from the pole to my house. Underneath the lines that come towards my house is a tree that is in my neighbours garden which is usually kept polled (sp?). However it is growing through the lines now. It doesnt seem to be a problem at present but I am thinking ahead. Apart from asking my neighbour to trim the tree down (which he may not do) I am wondering what the rights situation is. I am figuring my next port of call would be BT. But before doing so I want to forarm myself with some background info so I know roughly where I stand.

Can anyone shed light please?

Thanks
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 11-Jun-12 11:24:43
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Re: Line obstruction


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Talk to your neighbour, otherwise bt will replace the wire for free as trees not on your property (once faulty)
Standard User greenglide
(member) Mon 11-Jun-12 12:28:37
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But presumably will do nothing until the line is brought down - which may never happen!

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Mon 11-Jun-12 12:36:28
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Re: Line obstruction


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If they went after every line that goes through trees there would be a large team doing nothing else but sorting them out. One of my drop wires goes through a tree and has done for 20 years - never caused a problem.

The OP needs wait for a BT Tech to be working close by, and ask nicely if he could just come and free up the line. A lot of BT Techs carry and extendible pole (7m long) that is used to move lines in trees. A 2 minute job - but it might cost a Tea/Coffee!


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Standard User harranold
(newbie) Tue 12-Jun-12 22:31:49
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The only answer you will get to that question will be to contact you CP as the Openreach eng (no such thing as a BT tech working in the feild) only works for a CP not an end user and it would be more than his jobs worth if he/she was caught doing it.
Standard User Fens
(member) Thu 14-Jun-12 07:58:34
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thanks for the answers, that clears it up a bit.
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