"Aerial permission" for a power line drop?

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"Aerial permission" for a power line drop?

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Does anyone know about getting a power line drop from a nearby transmission pole, if the aerial line will pass over someone else's property? (no pole or anything would touch their land, and there are also no trees nearby that would need to be cut down).

We're being told that we must get permission of the other landowner for the line to pass above their property. But based on our observations and research, it appears that the land is abandoned and we may not be able to contact the owner (we suspect they are probably dead, and their heirs -- if any -- have not reregistered).

Any advice? Just thought I'd ask before we go down the rabbit hole with the power company and local government.

Thanks!

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Re: "Aerial permission" for a power line drop?

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Not sure if they need permission for the cables to run over land (I think they do) but they definitely need it if any poles will be sighted on the land. When our house was being built the boss of the building company instructed the electrician to run a cable over a neighbour's land and said they don't need permission so he ran some cables with a small pole on the border of her land. She was absolutely livid that they hadn't asked and tore it all down before he could make the connection and we had to apologise with presents and much apology bowing, things are ok now but it meant the builders couldn't have power at the house till TEPCO were able to arrange for power to be run onto our land and that took time to arrange with the owner of the land they needed to site poles on and schedule a work crew. An interesting aside, you are paid rent for any poles on your land, it's not big bucks but every little helps as they say.

The city office will have records of who the land belongs to and can pass that onto your utility company but not sure what the procedure is if the owners have relinquished the land. Let us know how you get on as it would be useful to know.

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Re: "Aerial permission" for a power line drop?

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Funnily enough we were visited by tepco a few days ago as we have a power pole on our land. They announced they would pay us the grand sum of 1000 yen a year for the rent.

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We have 3 so we're really raking it in :happy-partydance:

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Who needs a pension - when you retire just live off your tepco income!

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Fellow pole tycoon here, apparently the previous owners didn't claim it so I got like 6 years of back-payments, made nearly a man...