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Surveyors and phone masts
This paper considers some of the issues that may arise for property owners who are considering permitting, or already have permitted, mobile phone masts and other electronic communications equipment on their premises. The paper looks at a number of issues likely to be of importance to property owners including the nature of telecommunications agreements and the proliferation of electronic communications equipment. Specifically of interest to those property owners with potential development sites, the paper considers security of tenure under various statutes and the processes by which electronic communications equipment can be removed from properties.
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Michael Watson is a partner at Shulmans Solicitors, who has spent most of his career advising upon contentious commercial property issues. He is a member of the Property Litigation Association and the RICS Dilapidations Forum. He has previously served on the steering group of the Forum and spoken at a number of annual conferences held by the Forum. He is also a member of the RICS Telecoms Forum. He has particular expertise in relation to mobile phone masts and telecommunications, having previously acted for and advised a number of mobile network operators. He regularly presents continuing professional development seminars to RICS members throughout the UK. He has a broad range of experience in relation to property- related disputes and has acted for clients ranging from government departments to institutional investors and private clients.
CitationWatson, Michael (2013, April 1). Surveyors and phone masts. In the Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation, Volume 2, Issue 1.