What would you do if you found a contractor instructed by a utility working on your land without prior agreement? Assume they have a statutory right to be there and let them carry on, or take issue and confront them? This sort of occurrence happens far too often. Be it water, electricity, telecommunications or rail the utility, or their appointed contractors often behave with total disregard for the owners of the land they need to enter. Some do attempt contact before entry but even then the land owner is often treated with contempt and considered irrelevant.
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