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I am very sorry to read of the above and I imagine how frustrating it must be. I will certainly try to clarify the position for you.
May I confirm if you have approached the electric transporter to date for the area please?
thank you. From what you describe, there is an easement ( a right of way) on the property entitling the electric transporter to maintain a poll on your land. In the circumstances, there is no requirement for a way leave agreement which is the type of agreement you refer to where you receive a payment for the siting of the equipment on your land.
As such, there is no obligation for the electric transporter to move the poll because they have a right to maintain it in that position but generally you can still ask electric transporter to move their equipment and they will consider such requests providing relocating the equipment is feasible and you cover all of the costs of relocation as well as legal costs as it is likely that your deeds will have to be updated to provide for the new location of the poll. I have to say that it is likely that the costs will be significant in this regard and therefore effectively significantly increase the build cost.
In terms of raising an enquiry, you would need to ascertain which electric transporter is responsible for maintaining the infrastructure in your area and then make an approach to them. If you are not sure which electric transporter is responsible for your area, if you can tell me where you live, I'll be happy to confirm this to you and if you some contact information of the appropriate department to contact
unfortunately as you say, an easement once added to deeds is all but impossible to remove without the agreement of the individual that has the benefit of the easement. I understand what you say - I suppose the counter to that would be that a buyer has the opportunity to have sight of title deeds before they buy and make a decision as regards ***** ***** wish to buy the land with the easements and covenants that come with it, though obviously, I accept this argument does not entirely work in the case of a right to buy acquisition as one does not have the option to obtain the same level of discount on an alternative property. In any event, as you say, it is what it is.
It may be difficult to move the poll of your land altogether because this would require the pole to go somewhere else which would need the consent of a neighbouring landowner which may not be readily forthcoming for the same reasons that you want the pole of your land. Usually, when contemplating a request to move a pole, it would be a case of relocating it within your land rather than off it entirely though of course it may be that a neighbouring landowner would be willing to have the pole sited on their land instead
I hope the above is of some assistance but if you have any further questions, please revert to me.
I trust the above was of assistance and that you do not have any follow up questions for now. If there is anything else I can help with please reply back to me though.
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