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    Preston Office
    Tel: 01772 258321
    DX: DX 714573 Preston 14
    Fax: 01772 258227

    Garstang Office
    Tel: 01995 607950
    DX: DX 63970 Garstang
    Fax: 01995 600897

    Kendal Office
    Tel: 01539 628042
    DX: DX 714573 Preston 14

    Lancaster Office
    Tel: 01524 548967
    DX: 63502 Lancaster

    Clitheroe Office
    Tel: 01200 422264
    DX: DX 15154 Clitheroe

    Email: enquiries@harrison-drury.com

    Wayleaves, telecommunications and utility agreements

    Enabling utilities and communication services to businesses and the general public usually requires agreement with landowners for the grant of rights for the installation service media such as solar panels, masts, pylons, cables, pipes and substations.

    The service providers often have the benefit of legislation to support their undertaking which can cause serious problems for land owners when trying to maximise income from their sites and impact upon the value of their assets.

    The law in this area is complex and we advise landowners and landlords on the form of agreements with the service providers, the practical implications of entering into such an agreement and the effect of the statutory powers and protections which often are not documented in the agreements.

    Although landowners cannot avoid the service provider’s statutory powers, we ensure that the terms and agreement are properly negotiated and well drafted so as to provide the protection, rights and a deal that suits them.

    Our team can help you with:

    • Negotiating heads of terms for new sites and renewals
    • Negotiating the terms of the consents, agreements and leases
    • Advise on the undertakers statutory rights
    • Dealing with applications to assign or share the benefit of the undertaker’s interest and to make equipment upgrades
    • Reserving and initiating rights to move the equipment and service media
    • Terminating agreements and securing vacant possession
    • Enforcing the service provider’s obligations under the agreement
    • Dilapidations and compensation for damage and loss suffered by the landowners

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