Expropriated right of use

The right of use acquired by Fingrid through the expropriation procedure restrict the rights of the owner of the relevant area as follows:

  • No structures or devices, except for ordinary fences, can be erected between the structures of the transmission line towers and within three metres from the towers.
  • Fences must not be attached to the towers.
  • No ditches or other excavations can be made nor can a road be established closer than three metres from the tower structures. The distance is determined from a solid edge of the ditch or other excavation.
  • Without a specific permit, no trees can be grown in the right-of-way, nor can buildings or other structures or devices higher than two metres be kept in the right-of-way, except for ordinary fences. No buildings can be built in the immediate vicinity of the right-of-way.
  • A tree growing in the 10-metre wide border zone, which is located on both sides of the right-of-way, may have a maximum height of 10 metres at the edge of the right-of-way. In other parts of the border zone, a tree can be as much taller than this as what the distance of the tree from the edge of the right-of-way is.
  • No activities which may result in a risk to the operation or continued intactness of the transmission line may be performed in the right-of-way or in its vicinity.
Through these limitations, the owner of the transmission line is reserved the following necessary rights to use the real estate so as to construct, operate, maintain and renew the line:

  • A right to erect and keep a transmission line with its towers, conductors and other devices in the right-of-way.
  • A right to make measurements in the right-of-way. Also a right to install earthing conductors; the damage caused by these during the work is compensated separately to the landowners.
  • A right to keep the right-of-way clear of trees, sprout forest and other objects that may interfere with the operation and maintenance of the line.
  • A right to remove from the right-of-way buildings and other structures in cases where there is no separate agreement of their erection or keeping in the right-of-way.
  • A right to mark the boundaries of the right-of-way in a suitable manner so that they can be easily detected.
  • A right to mark those trees in the border zones and, for a special reason, also those trees growing outside the right-of-way, which due to their height can be dangerous to the line, and a right to fell such trees unless the forest owner arranges their felling. Damage or loss inflicted by the felling of trees outside the right-of-way is compensated separately to the landowner.
  • A right for persons working on behalf of the owner of the transmission line to move along the right-of-way on foot or by a vehicle from one tower to another, and for this purpose to build temporary roads and culverts, to build and maintain necessary gates in the fences existing in the right-of-way, to take advantage of the roads and paths which lead to the right-of-way and which exist in the real estate, and, where appropriate, to use other areas for moving on foot or by motor-driven or other machinery and vehicles.