Operators serve notices to force lease renewals

If you have received a Part 4 or Part 5 Notice for your phone mast, you are not alone.

Phone mast operators like Arqiva, O2, Vodafone, EE and Hutchinson 3G have begun to serve legal notices to try to enforce new agreements under the Electronic Communications Code (as set out in the Digital economy Act 2017). In recent weeks, we have seen many Part 4 and Part 5 Notices served on phone mast landlords but operators appear to be confused as to which one (if any) they can rely on. A Part 4 Notice is served where the tenant is seeking a new agreement and a Part 5 Notice is served to renew an expired agreement. In some cases, this can simply be a scare tactic but as with any legal notice, you should not just ignore it.

If you receive a Part 4 or Part 5 Notice for your phone mast under the Code, you may be concerned about what this means and what action you must take before the deadlines expire. Amsy Chartered Surveyors can talk you through all your options and help you plan the best route forward. We are already advising hundreds of landlords so call us today to see how we can help you.