What Is A Mast Lease Premium?
Telecoms operators typically build mobile phone masts and rooftop installations on property they do not own, and therefore usually enter into a lease agreement with the property owner to allow their equipment to be placed on premises. The telecoms operator benefits by being able to build out their network without owning the underlying land, and the property owner benefits in the form of site rent as defined by the mobile phone mast lease agreement.
A mobile phone mast lease premium is simply a lump-sum payment given to the property owner in exchange for the right to receive the site rent from the telecoms operator moving forward. It does not in any way affect the ownership of the property or the rights that the operator has in the lease agreement.
While location is a consideration in determining the amount of the mobile phone mast lease premium, there are numerous variables and risk factors involved. The terms in the lease agreement, prevailing interest rates, the operator(s) on the property, the time value of money, and of course the phone mast rent, are just some of the many aspects considered when placing a value on the potential future rent of a mast site lease.
Owners we have worked with do so for the following reasons:
- Eliminate decommissioning risk and any future rent reduction
- Release capital to invest in a higher return project or development opportunity
- Benefit from our extensive market knowledge to maximise the value of the site
- Eliminate the time and cost burden of managing the lease and dealing with the mobile operators
Find out what your lease could be worth by contacting APWireless today.