Hi, I have no idea to whom to ask so I am posting here. Does anyone know who to contact over the unsightly mess of wires that have accumulated over the years across the front of my property halfway down the building.
There must be 10 wires and a black box with a complete mess attached across the entire building which makes the property look awful. No ones ever asked for permission and we are not BT customers. This would not be a probelm if they were wired under the guttering at the top of the house.
The house has no front garden and is inbetween local shops.
Is this allowed? it makes the property which is due to go up for sale look like some sort of wiring junction for the entire street..
Thanks for any help
So is attaching a mess of grouped wires allowed, without permission? I would'nt mind but its a complete mess and since the house is going up for sale it is seriously effecting how the property looks..
were all the wires there before you bought the property? if so then previous owner will have given consent or maybe even the owner before previous owner
previous owner was a family member, they said the wires just appeared when he use to come back from work, he tried to complain but was always transfered to a dialtone or dead number
Here's the contact page for Openreach. http://www.openreach.co.uk/orpg/home/contactus/tellussomething/tellus.do
It sounds like you need to contact the wayleaves department. If there are cables across your property, then it is normal that a previous owner of the property would have given Openreach (or one of its predecessors) formal permission to attach their cables.
If that hasn't been done, then Openreach need to sort it at their own expense.