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Our Expertise

Since 1996 we have handled over 300 telecommunications negotiations throughout Wales and the Borders. During this period we have built up a database of rental information on 150-200 mast sites in Wales and the Borders.

Existing Clients

As well as acting for a large number of private clients we also manage the Forestry Commission (Wales) mast portfolio and handle the telecommunications negotiations for the Representative Body of the Church in Wales.

The Market

Broadly speaking the market in Wales and the UK masts can be sub divided into the following categorises:

Mobile Telecommunications masts - erected by the mobile phone operators such as Vodafone, Everything Everywhere (the result of the merger of T-Mobile and Orange), Telefonica O2 and H3G to create their mobile phone networks.

Telecomms mast

Emergency Services masts - erected by Airwave to provide a secure and reliable mobile phone network for the emergency services. This network is replacing the need for these services to have their own masts and radio networks.

Transmission masts - originally erected for use by the IBA and the BBC for the transmission of TV and radio signals many of these sites since the early 1990's have taken advantage of their location and size to offer site sharing facilities to the mobile phone operators. This development has created a valuable income generating asset for Arqiva who in recent years have owned and or occupied these sites.

Other Radio Communications masts - erected by a range of companies and other bodies (including BT, Cable & Wireless, AA, Police, MOD, CAA and various utility companies) requiring radio communications networks for their own purposes. Many of these sites also offer site sharing facilities to the telecommunications operators.

Advice

Our experience across the whole of this sector enables us to offer advice in the following areas:

Telecomms Mast 1 Telecomms Mast 2

New Sites

  • Negotiation of heads of terms of agreement

Existing Sites

  • Rent Reviews
  • Lease Renewals
  • Valuations for sale or tax purposes
  • Site Sharing
  • Lease Variations
  • Lease Assignments
  • Independent Expert reports

For advice contact Francis Chester-Master on (01982)553248 or francis@chester-master.co.uk


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