New build (no cable) replaced old demolished building (did have cable). Options?
I am a current Virgin Media cable customer (702478906) and I have just purchased a new-build ground-floor flat (block of about 6 flats) and will be moving there soon.
This new building replaces another block of flats that was demolished. The old block had Virgin cable (as does the rest of the road). In fact it stills shows up on the Virgin Postcode Checker as the old block.
For some reason the new build block didn't have Virgin installed when being built.
Is is easy to get this installed into my new ground-floor flat? Would I need to book an engineer to come and connect me as the old building was? Presumably there is some remnant of cabling?
Re: New build (no cable) replaced old demolished building (did have cable). Options?
Noted on the PMs thank you. I've sent an email over to the estate agent and developer today hopefully I can update this thread later with reply. Although it does make me wonder why they didn't install it whilst building, save drilling new holes.
Presumably easier/cheaper then to wait until completion and get Virgin to pay for it.
On a Private building? No.
They will install on public owned land via the local authority up to a certain budget. In a block of flats that budget will easily be exceeded due to the amount of work required, therefore the landlord or developer would still have to foot part of the bill.
Most existing wiring in flats is not to Virgin spec & will need dualling or replacing. TV disribution systems will be at the top of the building, so a second set of equipment will be required at the bottom etc.
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