It is possible to seek compensation (as a one time only payment) for the impact of overhead electricity cables and pylons on the value of a property if a pylon is on your land or the lines do, or are able to, physically cross your land (for example in high winds).

It is your right to claim power line compensation for the devaluation of your property caused by the electric lines. Under current legislation (the Electricity Act 1989) you are entitled to claim even if the lines and pylons were there when you bought the house.

We specialise on claims for compensation from rural estates, private or institutional landowners, housing associations and developers.

We will survey your property, ascertain whether the Electricity Company has been granted these rights by a previous owner and if not, submit your claim to the company concerned on your behalf. Once an amount of compensation is agreed between all of the parties, the electricity company instruct their solicitor to issue the legal document called a ‘Deed of Grant’ which both parties will sign.

We are recognised by all UK electricity companies and they know, that we know the processes available to our clients to secure a settlement. We have passed the stage of falling for various tactical delaying actions that certain electricity companies try on, which some newer surveyors to the industry do fall for!  With development site cases, there is a finite time to complete the deal, as once the land is sold, the original landowners’ entitlement to claim ceases. The land gets sold at a discount (or cost to the seller) and the purchaser, notwithstanding the discounted purchase with the apparatus in situ, then becomes entitled to claim. An agent who can manage the time constraints is vital.

Download the Authority to Act Form in PDF format here.