Utility companies reaching out to landowners, do you know your rights?

 Over the past year at PFK Rural, we have experienced a notable increase in inquires from both existing and new Clients regarding utility companies' requests for access to landowners' property to perform various works. Simply put, it is critical for landowners to be well-informed about their rights when it comes to utility companies.

Whether it relates to water, electricity or gas, each service provider possesses statutory powers to access landowners' property. However, it is crucial to understand that these statutory powers vary among providers, and compliance with the various legal procedures is imperative before any statutory undertaker can gain access to private land.

When a statutory power exists, landowners hold a legal right to claim compensation. The costs associated with professional representation are included as part of that claim.

The moment you become aware of any potential projects affecting your land, it is advisable to seek professional guidance.

Should you require assistance with utility companies' rights to access land, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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Wednesday, 17 July 2024