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I have a tree growing in my garden through which three telephone

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I have a tree growing in my garden through which three telephone cables supplying adjacent properties pass. There is a possibility that as a result damage cound be caused to these cables. Whose responsibility is this please.
where are the telephone cables? On your land or elsewhere?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Over my land.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Over my land

Where a pole or line is on or over a private garden or other land the operator assumes the tree owner (you) will act responsibly and exercise their duty of care to 'avoid acts or omissions which he or she could reasonably foresee may result in harm or injury'. In other words, the duty is on you ro maintain the trees on their property so as to avoid them causing damage to telecommunication apparatus.I hope this helpsPlease rate positively
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