Mobile phone mast contract

Discussion in 'Rural Diversification' started by jonny72, May 19, 2016.

  1. wr.

    wr. Member

    I've sent it again. It was a resistor on the circuit board which stopped you controlling the bed speed. Sent it to DK who put it right. The machine is now for sale, in good condition and working perfectly.
  2. fermerboy

    fermerboy Member

    I've a Vodafone mast here on £4250/r, lease negotiated 2 yrs ago.

    We bought it over when we took over the farm and it was on £2500 then, so when the lease renewal came up we got it up to a what I felt was a good level. Used an agent and he reckoned that was as good as it was going to get.
    I have a neighbour who has a O2 mast (which site share with Voda) less than a mile away, so I wasn't wanting to lose it altogether, they did originally offer very low and threatened to decommision. Ours has a fibre optic to the telecoms infrastructure along the roadside which maybe helps them wanting to keep it.
    Same neighbour tells me has managed to get just over £5k/yr for his :(:(
    Also have a new land agent who assures me that "he could have got more out of them"for mine but thats easy to say after the event.
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  3. wr.

    wr. Member

    Hey @Chop How did you get on with your 3560 problem?
  4. Chop

    Chop New Member

    Problem seemed to be in circuit board alright so I jus bypassed it completely and working the 3 functions I need direct from spool valves and works 100% everyday since
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  5. Mrs Brown

    Mrs Brown Member

    Orkney Islands
    Does any one have to pay rates to local council for Phone masts sites or is that taken care of by renting body.
  6. The renting body ie the phone operator will pay them. Sometimes rate demands are sent to the Landllord in error - best to send onto phone operator to sort as not your problem.
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  7. Rubixcube

    Rubixcube New Member

    We've a decomissioned mast on our land, does anybody have any experience finding a new operator/tenant?
  8. PSQ

    PSQ Member

    Scottish Borders
    You might have missed a trick.
    Our original lease states that the site must be returned to its original state when they vacate. When their agents got ‘arsey’ and demanded a 50% reduction in rent we told them to take their mast away, and remove the 2m thick heavily reinforced concrete plinth and multiple 7m concrete filled piles out, or they could leave it in place for a £10k ‘consideration’.
    We then refused to negotiate with them until they offered to raise rents in line with the original agreement. 2 years later they dropped their bluff and were suddenly desperate to renegotiate to add 4G and a 2nd operator to the mast; so rent went up to £5.2k “upward only rent review”, not the £1600 they had demanded (y)
    The excellent 4G signal around the farm is the cherry on top.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
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  9. Well it’s been decommissioned for a reason. If another operator came along and if you now own the mast you can charge a market rent. It really depends on location, you might get a local wi fi ISP to rent some space.
    Also if wind turbines become feasible again it could be a potential site as there an elec supply.
    The mobile Operator s do have offered site e mail addresses so you could try but I think success could be limited.
  10. Rubixcube

    Rubixcube New Member

    Already been through similar and had similar results by calling their bluff. Unfortunately the site was eventually decommissioned due to operator ceasing trading.

    As above, site was decommissioned due to operator ceasing trading. Agree that finding another tenant could be limited which is why I was asking if anyone had any experience here. Anyway I've had several interested parties contact me after conducting some basic research myself so we'll see.
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