If passing over private land, you will need to get an easement - which a
surveyor will need to come out and register in the land records at LINZ.
Many land owners will want to be paid to sell you the easement rights.
Ewen makes a very good point about future disputes and the only way to avoid
it is by having easements.
When a landowner sells the land, the new landowner will know that you have a
pre-existing right to a certain route across the land and access so you can
maintain the buried plant by means of the easement.
However getting easements can be expensive. Especially if you need to cross
multiple properties and one in the middle wants to be an ass about it.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Ewen McNeill
Sent: Tuesday, 1 September 2015 1:21 p.m.
Subject: Re: [nznog] Rural Fibre Deployment
On 1/09/15 12:36, Jonathan Brewer wrote:
If you want to use entirely private land and you have
the owners, there's no planning or consent required.
You may still want to talk to your lawyer about, eg, registered rights of
way over the private land -- particularly if you need a fibre run across
owner A's land to provide service to owner B. Even if the existing owner A
says "sure, no worries" because they like owner B, some years down the track
when a bunch of circumstances change it might be a problem. So, eg,
something registered on the property title could provide more protection if
you're building a for-third-party service on it.
In a rural setting an option for using private land might be to try to get a
geographic group of land owners all to agree to a fibre plan that provides
service, and then get a lawyer to write it up/everyone to sign it (perhaps,
eg, with those whose land is used/needs access for maintenance getting some
PS: Do note that those low end costs are "under ideal conditions". This
really is a "YMMV" situation :-)
NZNOG mailing list