My property was built after the lines were constructed - Can I still claim?

My property was built after the lines were constructed - Can I still claim?

The short answer is yes!

This is a question that we are frequently asked by potential clients who will often presume that if they bought or sometimes built their house, fully aware that the power line crossed their land, they would not be eligible for compensation. This however is not the case as explained below.

The important factor is the type of rights the electricity company have regarding the pylons, wooden poles or overhead lines that cross over your property. Cambridge Land Consultants will be happy to have a look at your potential claim and advise you if we believe you are likely to receive a settlement payment. The first step is to contact us so we can review your property. This is carried out on an informal basis and we do not charge for this. Once we have established what the agreements are with Electricity Company we can then discuss your options with you, again without cost or obligation.

Over the last few years we have successfully represented many homeowners nationwide whose homes were built after the electricity lines were erected. The level of compensation that we can negotiate on your behalf is not impacted by how old your house is or how long you have lived there. It is based upon the impact the Electricity Company’s apparatus have on the current value of your home.

Many people who live near to electricity lines, wooden poles or pylons don’t notice them as much as they used to and may not feel that they affect the value of their home until they try to sell their properties and experience negative feedback from potential buyers.

If you would like us to take a look at your potential claim without cost or obligation then call us for an informal chat on 01223 370011 or email us at: Should you wish to undertake a claim we work strictly no win, no fee to remove any risk from the client.