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If his statement to me is correct the neighbour has received wayleave fees to which he is not entitled. I can ask him to voluntarily compensate me but he is a man with a very bad temper and prefers abuse to reasoned conversation . So I could write him a letter confirming the wayleave agreement, that given his statement he has received payment to which he is not entitled and, suggest he considers voluntary compensation to me of the estimated £1,000+ amount. I expect his 'pridefulness' will not allow him to give compensation. Apart from general advice about the above I would very much appreciate views about making a legal claim? I have found out that a small claims court action is relatively easy for amounts up to £1,500, I have legal cover as part of the property insurance but do not expect this action to be covered. The money is not insignificant but my main objective is to gain clear acceptance from that neighbour and the risk of a judgement against a company director for incorrectly accepting such payments might be an answer.
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suggest he considers voluntary compensation to me of the estimated £1,000+ amount
I’m not sure I follow your logic - why should you be compensated, rather than BT/OpenReach?
as an aside, there is a BT/OpenReach team you can contact who will confirm the details of any wayleaves for a given pole:
kind regards, Mac
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But another pole only supplies this house so does not qualify for a wayleave.
A BT pole which is right on the boundary serves only this house, so I don't qualify for a wayleave payment but I think the farmer does.