Wayleave`s agreements govern the use of a particular terrain by network operators to install, reach and operate equipment reliably and safely. Landowners are entitled to an annual rent payment or compensation under the terms of the contract. We spoke to a small farmer from Pembrokeshire – he did not want to be named – who, three years ago, bought an 11-hectare plot of land on which some power lines were knocked over in the back corner. First, it went straight to Western Power and received 3000 $US. Powerline Advisory Group promised to negotiate a better deal and take 12.5% of everything out of the $3,000. Eventually, he was offered $4000, and that was a lot of the paperwork, so he felt it was worth it. Power grid managers and landowners are joining an agreement called the Wayleave Agreement regarding the use of a particular land by the network manager. Is that a big problem? Yes and no. It takes a surprisingly long time – at least six months, sometimes 18 – of the first contact.
Usually, a surveyor comes to your property and orders a lawyer. But the convention seems to be that the power companies pay for your lawyer. If you have a mortgage, you should also contact the lender and get their agreement. Damage companies say that`s still the case, but it adds to the time it takes. Claims companies say they check if a payment has already been made, and handle all documents. Power lines and/or tower towers must pass through your country or property, although you may be able to say that if the wind is strong, the “swing and spill” of the lines affect your property. If they ruin your point of view, but are not on or above your property, do not qualify. Jason Lewis is located in the village of Rock, Worcestershire. He has just received a payment of 5500 $US from Western Power, the power grid manager for the Midlands, Wales and the South West, in compensation for the airlines that cross his house from a wooden picket on the road.
Now his neighbors are also queuing up for similar payments. Tens of thousands of households across britain are potentially compensated after a series of bonuses paid by claims companies. But before we jump for joy on the news, let`s be absolutely clear about who can benefit from it. These are not wooden bars that carry telephone lines. These are high voltage lines on wooden pylons, usually with three wires, most of which – but not exclusively – are found in villages and rural areas. The mast must be on the property, or the wires that pass just above to qualify for compensation. If the wires run near your property, but not on or above, no luck – you won`t get a penny. To find out if compensation has already been paid, you should contact your “distribution network manager.” It is not the same as your power company. There are 10 operators in the UK – think of them rather than National Grid subcontractors.
The contact information can be accessed at energynetworks.org. Legitimate Properties What matters is that you cannot receive payment if compensation has been previously agreed. This is a one-time payment that does not repeat itself. Experts estimate that about 95% of the compensation for giant electric pylons has already been paid, but this is not the case for wood feeder lines. Don`t assume that, because you recently purchased a property with power lines, an “act of relief” has already been granted. Many owners, either out of ignorance or apathy, have not applied. If you have a panel request, you should contact the local network manager.