I had an Openreach engineer come out but refused to install as i didn't have a permission form.
How does one get a permission form for a house that i rent?
Is there an online link or pdf?
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A wayleave agreement will be needed.
Quote "When do we need a wayleave?
We need to have a wayleave agreement in place to install or repair Openreach equipment on private land, or inside a property, where it provides service to people who aren’t the legal owner of the land or a property, such as an apartment building. For example, providing services to a tenant"
Here is the form https://www.openreach.com/forms/apartment-wayleave-form
I did read the wayleave form, but it sounded more for a block of flats.
I live in a house with existing service, i just need an upgrade. You think the wayleave still applies?
@santosvella The wayleave is only needed for either flats or if the cables for installation goes across private land other than the one where the service is being provided.
If that doesn't apply to you, then all you need is the permission from your landlord as I've already mentioned.
Thanks for this.
I feel like i've been given the run around possibly from Openreach about this. Is 2nd hand verbal permission sufficient do you think or a should i ask my landlord to write something down or email?
@santosvella Always good to get something in writing from your landlord. I doubt you would have had an issue the first time if you had that as it would have been difficult for the engineer to argue over written permission.
Openreach will need permission, as you do not own the property, and they will not proceed without it.
If its a full fibre connection, then there is additional work to be done, which will involve holes being drilled in the wall, and an external box fitted. Some landlords do not want this, which is why Openreach need a formal agreement.
I already have a live service through holes already in the walls. I already have verbal permission from the landlord for the upgrade.
I can see there's an online wayleave form, which does not seem relevant for my situation.
I was kind of hoping someone might link me to a form that would be appropriate for me. But it doesn't seem like that's the case.
Thanks for everyone's input here. I'm not sure how official all that is. But i'll ask for written permission and i'll pass that on.
@santosvella No form exists for landlords permission, just a simple letter from your landlord giving you permission is all you need.