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Power lines - another issue

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I was just about to post mine when I saw the other post and this is a related topic.

We have power lines running behind our property which are about 7 meters from the back of the house.

The station holding the lines is smack bang in the middle of our view down the courtyard and only around 10 meters from the house sandwiched between the house and the outbuildings.

Whilst I suspect it would be an uphill struggle to get the line moved, is there such a thing as being far too close to an actual property and as such being an actual danger to the property itself and therefore provides a good case for moving the lines?

During storms, the power cable itself has been hit on at least 3 occasions now (in fact, we have had only 3 major storms and each time the power line has been struck) and we loose all our electrics with a bang.

There is a neighbours property that also has a similar problem and they also have a stantion on their land with the cables running around 7 meters from the rear of their property.

The questions are:

in the UK a rent is paid to the landowner to keep a stantion on that person's property. Can this be claimed within Portugal?

also, with this being on our land, are we restricted on what we can grow beneath and around the land and, as we are unable to plant any forestry and would we therefore be entitled to compensation from edp?

is this proximity dangerous to the property itself?

I ought to add that these are not the huge power lines with the 'balls' on them - they look like 'local' cables - with 3 cables attached - one at the top and 2 to the sides.

We don't even think that they are the electrical 'feed' to this village and they bypass the village to go over the hill in the direction of Mortagua.

These are the sort of cables that, in the UK, would be buried and therefore not a danger to any property in the way that these lines appear to be.

Mandy

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Hi Mandy

A quick question. Were the cables there when you bought your house?

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If the cables are actually in your property you can ask EDP to remove them. The law is in your side hands down.

I would not ask EDP to pay rent on them (which you are entilted to) because that will give EDP the oportinuty to, for instance, upgrade the low tension line to a high tension, and I am sure you would not want that.

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Yes - the cables were on the land when we bought the house, which is a reason we believe the property price was lower than we consider the market value to actually be and why it was struggling to sell even though it was in good order.

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Before contacting EDP find out which property/industry is the power line feeding (if any)

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