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our house lies at the end of an alleyway owned by someone else

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our house lies at the end of an alleyway owned by someone else and through which we have right of access. our gas and electricity supplies run along the wall in a pipe. we wish to modernise our house and its utility supplies. are we obliged to bury any new gas/elec supply (v expensive) or can we run them in a new pipe/duct along the wall as they do at present. ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 3 years ago.

LondonlawyerJ :

Hello. I am a solicitor with over 15 years experience. I will try to help you with this.

LondonlawyerJ :

I know of no legal requirement to put gas and electricity supplies underground. You should get a second opinion from a different utility supplier and seek a specific quote for not putting the pipes etc underground.