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Can anyone give advice on an electrity wire crossing our garden would put off potential buyers?

We had an offer accepted on a lovely family home in the courtry which is being and built and completed later this year. We know that an electricty wire would be crossing the garden but had later been told that an electricty pole would be placed on the garden boarder about 20 feet from the property.

We have now seen it in place and it is a bit of an eyesore. The builders told us that it would too difficult to get the electricity under ground. We are a bit concerned now about future saleability and possible health issues. Does anyone have an experience on this?

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Can anyone give advice on an electrity wire crossing our garden would put off potential buyers?

We had an offer accepted on a lovely family home in the courtry which is being and built and completed later this year. We know that an electricty wire would be crossing the garden but had later been told that an electricty pole would be placed on the garden boarder about 20 feet from the property.

We have now seen it in place and it is a bit of an eyesore. The builders told us that it would too difficult to get the electricity under ground. We are a bit concerned now about future saleability and possible health issues. Does anyone have an experience on this?

Heath issues are unlikely but you may get corona discharge depending on the voltage. There were some very high voltage lines where I worked and you could literally smell the ozone given off. Can’t be healthy.

Saleability yes it will impact on the house.

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Can anyone give advice on an electrity wire crossing our garden would put off potential buyers?

We had an offer accepted on a lovely family home in the courtry which is being and built and completed later this year. We know that an electricty wire would be crossing the garden but had later been told that an electricty pole would be placed on the garden boarder about 20 feet from the property.

We have now seen it in place and it is a bit of an eyesore. The builders told us that it would too difficult to get the electricity under ground. We are a bit concerned now about future saleability and possible health issues. Does anyone have an experience on this?

If it's a low voltage line, just serving a few houses, I'd not stress about it. This is very common in rural areas

If it's a f'off big 132 kV line or somesuch, then it likely would put people off.

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Can anyone give advice on an electrity wire crossing our garden would put off potential buyers?

We had an offer accepted on a lovely family home in the courtry which is being and built and completed later this year. We know that an electricty wire would be crossing the garden but had later been told that an electricty pole would be placed on the garden boarder about 20 feet from the property.

We have now seen it in place and it is a bit of an eyesore. The builders told us that it would too difficult to get the electricity under ground. We are a bit concerned now about future saleability and possible health issues. Does anyone have an experience on this?

If you find it an eyesore, it is likely others will find it an eyesore, and hence it will adjust the value of the property downwards, especially in a tight market.

Beyond that, it depends on what type of electricity line it is.

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Can anyone give advice on an electrity wire crossing our garden would put off potential buyers?

We had an offer accepted on a lovely family home in the courtry which is being and built and completed later this year. We know that an electricty wire would be crossing the garden but had later been told that an electricty pole would be placed on the garden boarder about 20 feet from the property.

We have now seen it in place and it is a bit of an eyesore. The builders told us that it would too difficult to get the electricity under ground. We are a bit concerned now about future saleability and possible health issues. Does anyone have an experience on this?

You've only just bought it and you're already thinking about selling it?

If you have concerns about health issues, or doubts about your purchase, is it too late for you to pull out?

I'd say that if you've got this sort of concern about a place, it's a bad sign.

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How about this pylon in the nice picturesque location of Raddlebarn Farm Drive:

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Not close to the houses, oh no!

If you've got one of those nearby, get a 6ft flourescent tube and stick it in the ground by about 12" vertically and directly below the cables. At night time you will be able to see the tube illuminate!! And if you touch part of the tube, the bit above your hand will be illuminated and the bit below will be off, as the voltage takes your body to earth. Went to an "art" exhibition near Bristol once where an array of maybe 100 such tubes had been assembled in a field under a pylon.

Anyway, as a previous poster said, if it's a little wooden pole with 4 wires on it - 3 serve a property each, 1 is the common return, before moving on to the next 3 houses - then this is of little concern, in my opinion. We have one across the road at the front. And another post on our side of the road where the telephone comes from. It's part of the territory for ruralness.

Also, a family member has one between there house and their border, where this about a 6' strip of land and they found it prohibitively expensive to move it when they wanted an extension, and ended up changing the plans to leave the post in place.

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