Utilities Disputes Limited will manage disputes when people living in shared driveways or apartment buildings want access to new networks like the UFB.

The company was appointed to deal with changes to consenting rules following the passing of the Telecommunications Amendment Act in April.

Network operators must join the scheme to take part. Chorus is the first member. 

Communications Minister Simon Bridges says the new rules will make installation quicker and easier.

The Act also gives telcos an incentive to use lower impact installation methods to avoid property disruption. Among other things it means they can use existing infrastructure such as electricity lines to deploy rural fibre.