New Lettings

The new Digital Economy Act 2017 and the resulting changes to the Electronic Communications Code enhance the rights operators already benefitted from under previous legislation.

If you have been approached about a new phone mast, you need to be aware that once on site, it is not often easy to remove a telecoms operator, so you need to carefully consider whether or not you may need the land or roof space back for your own use in the future. Legislation often allows them to remain on site, despite any contractual agreement ending and therefore it can be costly and time consuming to remove them. We would strongly advise not to let mobile phone operators on your land or property until you have sought professional advice.

One of the most significant changes made by the Digital Economy Act 2017 was to the mechanism by which payment is calculated in absence of consensual agreement by both parties. Under previous legislation, rent was determined by market value (i.e. the rent paid for similar masts in the area). Now, payment is split into two parts: Compensation and Consideration. This can either be paid as a lump sum or can be an annual payment.

Operators are calculating compensation by valuing the land or roof space, disregarding the phone mast. On an agricultural field, this can produce a very low figure and many landlords

negotiating agreements after the passing of the Digital Economy Act have been shocked by the figures proposed by the operators.

Give us a call and we can chat through their proposal, discuss the pros and cons and if you decide to allow a lease, we can ensure you secure the best contract possible through sensible negotiation. We have acted on thousands of lease renewals over the years and know exactly how to structure an agreement to ensure it protects your interests.

Our Services

Lease Renewals

We’re one of the UK´s leading specialist agents, who provides advice on contract terms for phone mast leases and license agreements.

Rent Reviews

Our vast knowledge and extensive database of comparable deals guarantees successful negotiations with any phone mast operators.

New Lettings

We all advise not to let mobile phone operators on your land or property until you have sought professional advice.

Premium Lease Payment

Mobile phone masts are valuable assets for which investors will pay large sums of money for the freehold of the land on which your mobile phone mast is located.

Redevelopment & Removals

We can review existing mobile phone mast leases / agreements and provide the best advice on removing the operator if required.

Other Services

We offer a range of services, including offering advice on assignments, we can deal with negotiations on your behalf, engage with the operator and extract the best possible deal for you.