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Landowners fight back over phone masts after 90pc rent cuts

Landowners are launching a campaign against phone firms after being forced to accept rent cuts of 90pc or more for mobile masts on their properties.

The Protect & Connect lobby group is seeking to reform a 2017 law which slashed the amount landlords are paid in a bid to make it cheaper for phone firms to set masts up, with the aim of improving patchy signal in rural areas.

At least 25,000 small site owners have been stung by the cuts including cricket clubs, churches and farmers, campaigners said…Read More


The Good, the Bad and Disclosure – Arqiva Services Ltd v AP Wireless II (UK) Ltd

A new decision has been made by the Upper Tribunal (“UT”) relating to the Electronic Communications Code (“Code”) dealing with two preliminary issues. Those issues were:… Read More


EE to pay Dunley pensioner £300 – not £4,500 – for mast in garden

A PENSIONER has reluctantly signed a deal with EE to have a permanent 20-metre-high phone mast in his back garden… Read More


Mast warning issued to British farmers ahead of 5G network rollout

Rollout of 5G could accelerate telecoms operators looking to use land without paying farmers and landowners the prices they may have received in the past… Read More


Telecom Giants Push For 5G But At What Cost To Farmers?

The UK Government’s push to increase mobile phone coverage across Wales has hidden, and potentially expensive, side effects for farmers, according Farmers’ Union of Wales… Read More


First judgment out on value under Electronic Communications Code

The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has issued a long-awaited decision on the meaning and effect of the consideration and compensation provisions in the 2017 Electronic Communications Code… Read More

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