In my front garden there are two green tubes with various cables in them for Virgin cable tv, originally installed many moons ago when it was Telewest. One of them leads into my house, I haven't had cable tv for years and don't plan on having it again as we now have sky so want to remove this wire from my house and garden.
The other cable, in my garden, goes into the house next door. The boundry line is a brick wall, built by previous owner of next door and it seems that the cable company back in the telewest days decided that it would be easier to go round the wall and put the tubing for next door on my side rather than drill through next doors garden wall.
I don't want these tubes/cables on my land. I was under the impression that next door had left Virgin and gone with sky but it seems they did do that but have now left Sky and gone back to Virgin. Fair enough they are entitled to sign up to whatever tv company they like but surely the cables/tubing should be in their garden and not in mine?
Do I have any right to insist that Virgin move these cables off my land and into next doors garden?
The deeds show the building, there is a line between my garden and next doors garden and my garden is coloured pink. There doesn't seem to be anything written to say that anything is shared between next door and us.
My mum has some cables going through her garden and gets a small rent cheque every year. Sadly a rather pathetic amount No idea how this came about as they were there when she moved into the house in the early 1970s.
I think you probably do have a right to insist they move them
I don't have a contract from the cable company as the company we were with many years ago no longer exists and we left them about 9 years ago and moved to sky and have been with them ever since.
I have found a copy of the deeds of conditions which has the land marked on it. the wall is marked on it then there is the line from the centre of the building to the pavement and my area is pink. I wonder if you are right about the wall having been built just within their boundry.
I've got to go out now but will be back later, thanks
Having looked through the deeds I can't see anything that says it would allow next door to have cable in my garden, but I think I'll probably see if I can see a solicitor just to double check and to clarify a few other points too.
I should be ok to take out the cable that goes into my house though shouldn't I?