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Schwartz
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Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


And yes, I made the title as innuendo filled as possible intentionally.

Jackass Supreme that lives behind me is having Cox bury line through my backyard...my backyard isn't a fricking servitude. Is this shite legal?







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tgrbaitn08
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


I wouldnt think so.





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SaintEB
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Jackass Supreme that lives behind me is having Cox bury line through my backyard...my backyard isn't a fricking servitude. Is this shite legal?


It has to be a servitude or you can make them move it....especially if its someone elses service.

ETA: You may have rear lot servitudes through your subdivision. You may want to look into it before making a big deal about it. In that case, you really don't have an argument.



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Chad504boy
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Shankopotomus
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


hell no without a servitude







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LSUWoodworker
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


I dont think so unless it is a servitude? Look in your paperwork from closing on your house, there should be a property map showing servitudes if any and the locations.





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gjackx
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


I mean, through your backyard can't be the ONLY route...even if they have to use some more cable to go around, they should!





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SprintFun
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


I'm inclined to say it is legal.

Just recently the gas company did a giant project and buried a new line through everybody's front yard and it was a huge mess. There wasn't anything people could do. I don't know if its the same because that new line (which didn't supply gas to anybody whose yard got fricked up) was a big project, not just to serve one person.






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Schwartz
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


I know exactly where the servitude is, because there's a phone pedestal and some sort of Entergy box in it...outside of my fence. They're running from the street, through my backyard. My wife let them do it because she hates confrontation.

I hate this fricker. He bitched at me for weed eating outside of my fence (but still on my property) a few weekends ago.






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Shankopotomus
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


first of all gas lines and cable lines are two totally different ballgames. Plus, in La it is pretty simple: ingress and egress. The only way your neighbor could force this upon you is for necessary utilities (cable not included) or for access to a road.

Something tells me you may have signed for a servitude at closing without knowing it.....






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cast away
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


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Jackass Supreme


i ed

ETA. also changing my boss's name to this in my phone



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TigahRag
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


my neighbor has a servitude and a service box in his backyard .. one night .. about 9PM i see fricking flashlights in my back yard .. i took a stroll out in the yard with my gun asking who the frick they were and what were they doing in my fenced in yard with a gate closed ... they told me they were with cox .. i asked for ID and they pointed to their truck and shite .. they were just looking for the box and i showed it to them .. but i scared the frick out of one of the dudes .. i kinda felt bad afterwards .. but don't go walking around people's backyards at night without permission ..





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The Sad Banana
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


FWIW, I called COX one day to get them to come bury cable in my back yard because it would stick up out of the ground in the corner of my yard, near the fence. The neighbor's yard contained the little junction box in their adjacent corner. I can only assume they buried it there, too. Why is it such a big deal? It was like a two inch wide cut in the yard.





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LSUBoo
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


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I know exactly where the servitude is, because there's a phone pedestal and some sort of Entergy box in it...outside of my fence.

The servitude could extend past the fence.

Sounds like bull shite though, they probably shouldn't be running it through your yard.






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fightin tigers
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laid irrigation in Santa Maria and cut a neighbors cable line at least 3 times....the neighbors was 3 houses down and the cable ran across two sides of this yard. Cox fixed it and just reburied.





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tgrbaitn08
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My wife


pics?






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LSUWoodworker
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


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know exactly where the servitude is, because there's a phone pedestal and some sort of Entergy box in it...outside of my fence. They're running from the street, through my backyard. My wife let them do it because she hates confrontation.



let it ride, decide what hill to die on with the neighbor, this one is not it.

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He bitched at me for weed eating outside of my fence (but still on my property) a few weekends ago.



Politely inform him that you own the property, reaffirm to him that harassment and/or threats will not be tolerated.






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The Sad Banana
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


COX has people working at 9 PM?





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stout
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


Yes. You didn't get a survey or deed showing right of ways on your property? There may be more you are unaware of.





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Schwartz
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re: Is Cox allowed to run cable through my backyard to someone else?


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Why is it such a big deal?


'Cause I don't want people I don't know in my backyard? Not to mention liability shite.






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