In order to keep from having to bury its fiber-optic and telephone wires on the steep bank of the 50ft right-of-way, the telephone company found it easier to come under my fence and across my field parallel to the roadway for a distance of about 800 ft. without contacting me. Now, several years later, I want to plant trees along that 800ft road frontage, and I intend to "call before you dig", but how do I respond when they tell me I can't do that because their buried cables are in the way?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Tennessee
You can build the trees.
They had no right to run cable across your field. That is private area, and they have committed a trespass. This permanent invasion is unacceptable.
I don't mind the buried cables being there, necessarily, but I don't want to have to wait 72 hours for them to respond every time I need to dig on my own property. How should I ask them to relocate the lines? Thanks!
Tell them they're committing a trespass, and you'll sue if they don't relocate the wires.
thank you very much
I am responsive, respectful, and relentless.
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