Well... The power company has to have an easement for their towers. Either the home owner built his home on the easement or the power company put their tower on his property. If he's on the easement he's screwed - and stupid. The city may have some liability if the house is where it was approved to be. Now if the power company put their tower on his land - and not the easement - the power company has a problem. They're going to own the lot and the house for whatever market value is.
Wouldn't the architect/builder bear some responsibility too?.....
What is just about squat.
Which is just about squat.
According to the article, he built his house on the easement. Seems to me a pretty simple survey would have shown the problem and could have moved the house back.
Not necessarily. The power company's easement may include a buffer to account for the maximum allowable field strength. They "could" have built on the edge of the easement, creating a hazard that extends beyond the easement itself, in which case they would have to indemnify him. From the account, (they warned him several times) it sounds like the homeowner got something past the building inspector, but now he's up against the laws of physics, and Maxwell wins everytime.