News & Views

The long-awaited changes to the Electronic Communication Code

The long-awaited changes to the Electronic Communication Code puts Telecoms Industry / Phone Mast Sites into a temporary state of turmoil. Many phone mast agreement renewals now on hold Phone mast upgrades being delayed or put on hold Some new mast site acquisitions...

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Recent changes and implications of the Digital Economy Act 2017

Recent changes and implications of the Digital Economy Act 2017. Due to the recent changes and implications of the Digital Economy Act 2017 we are now advising all landlords not to let mobile phone operators on your land or property, unless an agreement in writing has...

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First victory for landlords in new code tribunal

In a result which has sent shockwaves through the telecoms industry, an application by CTIL to enforce a code agreement on a landlord has been dismissed. It was done so on the basis that the landlord was not in occupation of the site at the time. We will continue to...

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A blow for CTIL as they lose their appeal

Almost two years after the law was changed, CTIL expected to be well on their way to reducing phone mast rents across the UK but they have suffered some major setbacks and things are not looking good. The judgement in Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd...

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Arqiva assign sites to Arqiva Services

Arqiva are seeking to assign their telecoms mast agreements to Arqiva Services. Landlords across the UK have been receiving requests to allow the assignment of their Arqiva telecoms agreement to Arqiva Services. Many are questioning who this company is? What is their...

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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...

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Phone mast operators issue Section 26 Notices

Phone mast operators have started to issue Section 26 Notices and landlords are unsure what these mean and what they need to do. Here’s a brief overview: A telecoms lease is a commercial lease which will have protection under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (unless...

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