Openreach over reaching their authority

harrow

Member
While this was openreach (BT) the other telecom companies now have free run to use BT ducts and dig for cables. Its all rather sad, its a race to the bottom.
 

Nearly

Member
Location
North of York
Looking at the bigger picture here.

I'm not one to let things like this slide.

It has brought it home to Mum that we can't look after this farmhouse and yard like we should.
It belongs to my brother who lives in Germany now, with lovely girlfriend.
He wants to sell.
Do I really want to start a full on with openreach?
House would sell better with good fibre connection. ;)
The new owner would be bound to cut through the cable soon.
It would be their problem then.
I would offer all support I could.

Life's too short?
I hate myself already.
 

D14

Member
Looking at the bigger picture here.

I'm not one to let things like this slide.

It has brought it home to Mum that we can't look after this farmhouse and yard like we should.
It belongs to my brother who lives in Germany now, with lovely girlfriend.
He wants to sell.
Do I really want to start a full on with openreach?
House would sell better with good fibre connection. ;)
The new owner would be bound to cut through the cable soon.
It would be their problem then.
I would offer all support I could.

Life's too short?
I hate myself already.

Fibre is outdated as 5g rolls out so it won't add any value to the property. Having had BT in the small claims court twice and won twice, go and rip it out because they have trespassed and caused criminal damage. They don't have a leg to stand on and by removing it you will cause them more hassle than any small payment they give you after a couple of years. They've inconvenienced you, so inconvenience them and keep doing it if they keep installing.
 
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Kidds

Member
Horticulture
Looking at the bigger picture here.

I'm not one to let things like this slide.

It has brought it home to Mum that we can't look after this farmhouse and yard like we should.
It belongs to my brother who lives in Germany now, with lovely girlfriend.
He wants to sell.
Do I really want to start a full on with openreach?
House would sell better with good fibre connection. ;)
The new owner would be bound to cut through the cable soon.
It would be their problem then.
I would offer all support I could.

Life's too short?
I hate myself already.
Don't you think Openreach know these things and is why they do what they do?
Take this approach and you are just encouraging them, just sayin.
 

steveR

Member
Mixed Farmer
Fibre is outdated as 5g rolls out so it won't add any value to the property. Having had BT in the small claims court twice and won twice, go and rip it out because they have trespassed and caused criminal damage. They don't have a leg to stand on and by removing it you will cause them more hassle than any small payment they give you after a couple of years. They've inconvenienced you, so inconvenience them and keep doing it if they keep installing.
The only issue in reality, is by ripping out and removing the cable and duct, @Nearly could be accused of criminal damage, even if the duct should not be there...
 

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