Poms
Level 1: Cadet

Neighbour digs up my telstra cable

Hi  i live on a acreage and recently my neighbor dug up OVER 20 Metres of my telstra underground cable that crossed his property, he says he thought it was old cable even though the telstra pit on the road verge is within 3 metres of where he commenced digging up the cable, does he have any rights to dig up the cable just because it traverses his property? He seems to think it just shouldnt be their and threrfore it is his right to remove it, doing my head in!

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Smiley3
Level 23: Superhero
Level 23: Superhero

Re: Neighbour digs up my telstra cable

Hi Poms,

 

Your neighbour will soon find out that they can't dig up Telstra's cable just because "it's on their property".

 

I can imagine the bill they'll be receiving after a crew has been out to replace what's been dug upSmiley Surprised

 

 

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Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Neighbour digs up my telstra cable

No, he doesn't have the right to dig it up. He will probably find that there is an easement on his property that covers it (if not, then Telstra will be liable for the costs) and he will be sent the bill for the rectification costs.

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