Electricity Power Line Compensation
Frequently Asked Questions
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If you sell your property before your claim is completed, the right to negotiate a new agreement will pass to the new owner and no charges will be incurred for the work carried out.
We will carry out the necessary research to see if the permanent rights have already been granted by a previous owner. If they have, we will inform you (providing a copy of the Deed where possible) and close our file at no cost to you.
Thomson Broadbent works exclusively for homeowners and is entirely independent from the network providers. With over 23 years’ experience, we are a leading RICS regulated utility and infrastructure consultancy having represented over 70,000 homeowners. Our experience allows us to easily handle the negotiation process with the network provider’s surveyors, taking into account legal and valuation precedents in order to achieve the best possible outcome. We provide the following services inclusive of our fee:
|· Land Registry Checks
· Property Inspections (if necessary)
· Valuations and Submissions of a Claim
· Chasing the network providers on your behalf for regular updates
|· Face to face negotiations of offers
· Instruction of solicitors and reporting acceptances
· Reviewing deeds to check for miscellaneous terms
· Chasing your payment
The receivable amounts in both cases depend on a variety of factors, for example, the type of equipment or the distance to the property. Each case is individually assessed and negotiated by one of our experienced surveyors as part of our commission. The amount paid by the network provider in most of our cases is between £1,000 and £25,000.
We can negotiate one of the following on your behalf (depending on the network):
- Easement: An ‘easement’ is a one off, lump sum payment for the network provider to have permanent rights to the equipment written into the deeds of the property.
- Wayleave: A ‘wayleave’ is a termed agreement, much lower than an ‘easement’ in value but doesn’t grant permanent rights to the network provider. Therefore, the agreement would be terminated upon sale of the property, and the new homeowner can then apply.
Most claims take between 24 and 48 months to complete. However, this timescale can be affected by factors outside our control, such as budgetary constraints of the distribution network operators. We appreciate that it’s a long period of time, which is why we start the process as soon as we receive your form, and we chase the network providers every step of the way to make the process as quick as possible. After all, we don’t receive a fee until you do.