So in a couple of weeks im moving into a new apartment. It use the be the sales office for david wilson homes and im pretty sure that they had a bt line before. The address is not listed on the bt moving page and its saying that bt need to send an engineer at a cost of £130. Is there any test that i can do to see if there is already a line in place?
There is no easy way to find out. The term "BT Line" is used by a lot of people, when in fact the line is owned by Openreach.
The sales office could have been with any Service Provider, and would have been a business customer anyway.
Whether there was a line there or not, you still have to pay the same installation charge, unless you agree to one of BTs special deals, where you get a reduced installation charge, but a longer contract.
Bear in mind that even if there is a line there, but it has been disconnected at the exchange, then it's still a £130 fee to connect it back up.
It's very hard to tell unless you actually have accress to the apartment. If you do, then it's possible to plug in a phone to see if the line is connected.