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Green Cabinet Removed OFF my land

I have been round the park with this one. I have contact every possible internal department and spoke to every team.

In a nutshell, 

a) Im not a virgin account holder. 

b) I dont have a virgin number.

 

I simply have a green cabinet inside my property (front garden). I simply need someone to come down and remove the box off my land. 

the box is located in my front garden and initially I was advised that an engineer will be to resolve the issue within 48 hours (and no one showed up) so I called again and someone then told me the issue will be resolved in 5-7 days, and guess what I called again and surprise surprise no one showed up. 

I was given a number to call and speak to the Diversionary team the number i was given is 0800 408 0088 (and click on option 1) and guess what I get an answer machine saying the department is opened between 8:30am and 16:30pm (why am I getting such message during working hours).

I'm almost in tears due to the frustration i have been through over the last 3 weeks with lie after lie.. I'm not asking for someone to build me a rocket and send me to the moon. I simply need a box removed off my land and 4 weeks later I'm still waiting....

Can some please help!!!!!

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Re: Green Cabinet Removed OFF my land

check with a solicitor first, a) that it is 100% ON your property, and b) that you can therefore remove it - as all requests to the owners have been ignored - then rip it out and dump it at the closest recycling point

 probably, posting your intention to do that on Facebook , i.e. an ultimatum, with photos, will lead to its swift removal

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Re: Green Cabinet Removed OFF my land

If its a distribution cabinet (& its proven to be on your land & not council land as it should be), it will probably take several weeks to move. The necessary permits will be required to move the cabinet. It may be that half the ducting in the pavements plus any road crossings may also have to be relocated, along with the drop lines to all the existing customers.

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Re: Green Cabinet Removed OFF my land


nodrogd wrote:

If its a distribution cabinet (& its proven to be on your land & not council land as it should be), it will probably take several weeks to move. The necessary permits will be required to move the cabinet. It may be that half the ducting in the pavements plus any road crossings may also have to be relocated, along with the drop lines to all the existing customers.


Pretty much this, how exactly did it end up on your property, how is it you didn't notice they were digging up your land, or is this land you have now purchased from the local authority with the cabinet already in place, i'm sure there would have already been a line in that agreement somewhere about the cabinet remaining there, or are you referring to public highway that borders your property but isn't actually within the bounds of your land, a photo might help us better advise you, and as pointed out this will not be an overnight job in the least

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Re: Green Cabinet Removed OFF my land

If a solicitor can confirm the cabinet is on your land I would do the following.

Write to the VM registered address ( you can find this from the companies registrar) using registered mail, giving them one calendar month to remove the cabinet and claim back the solicitor's expenses. After this time if there is no reply or nothing done, I afraid it's your own expense to get someone to remove it. Take copies and photos of all documents and cabinet.


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Re: Green Cabinet Removed OFF my land

A mixture of generally good advice but as mentioned already there are some very basic issues which need sorting ie:

Is the box actually functioning.

Was the thing on your garden when you moved in - if so didn't you notice it and ask your solicitor about it when deeds were scrutinised.

If it was installed while you have been living there - how.

Legal advice is required but as also previously mentioned if VM are required to remove it and fail to do so you might have to stand the cost but you will have the option of recovering costs from VM by suing them (easy but be confident of winning and they will not contest it).

Clarification and any update would be of interest.

Good luck with it.

 

 

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