The only problem i foresee is the existing phone line to my knowledge is still live - I can call the previous owners number and it rings - but there is no phone connected so only assuming its live.
You can still cut it, the voltage is only high when someones ringing the line.
If i was to cut it outside, call BT and say i would like a phone line and plead ignorance to one previously being there would i be liable for charges as they would know one is already at the property from their records?
If you get a new line install, it's normally £130, although if you sign up with BT they waiver the charge if you enter a contract with them for phone & Broadband. Likewise Sky will install a new line for £9 if you choose their phone and broadband. All you have to do is ring the ISP and say, I need to get a new line installed, the previous owners have cut the drop wire outside, I have no phone sockets inside. They will then get BT openreach out as part of the install who will provide the new socket where you want it, they should also be able to activate you phone and broadband on this date too.
You can even do it online.
If you go here http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/broad...
Hover over the 'connection included.' It says if you need a new line you wont pay a penny.
If you then click start your order, then select No, I don't have a working phone number and I'd like a new BT line
It will then check your line for a while.
It will then say 'Existing phone line at this address' if they think there's an existing line.
Select No - I want a new line installed at this address
If you have ordered a broadband and phone package the new line is free!
I've had numerous new line installs myself. I prefer to get a new line than using the old infrastructure, especially where there's no master socket or potential star wiring.
You wont get billed if you order a new line like this. They have no record of who did it previously.
It's the easiest and cheapest way to get everything up to date and get the master located where you want it. Costing you zilch.
Edited by ukhardy07 (Tue 06-Aug-13 21:31:36)