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As a home or property owner, it is important to be aware of your responsibilities around the electrical assets which deliver power to your residence.

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Who owns the electrical assets on my property?

Unison own, manage and maintain all electrical assets located outside the boundaries of private properties in Hastings, Napier, Rotorua and Taupo.

Usually, any electrical assets inside your property boundary, such as power lines and poles, underground cables and power boxes will be owned by you, the property owner.

In these cases, you are responsible for all management and maintenance (and the associated costs) of these assets. For example, if there is a problem or damage to the service line connecting your house to Unison’s power lines in the street, in most cases you will be responsible for all costs associated with repairing the line.

There are some variations to this ownership rule. If you’re unsure, or would like to confirm, who owns the lines or other electrical assets on your property, please contact us on 0800 2 UNISON (0800 2 86476) or fill out this form here.