If a company approaches you with a request to place equipment such as a telecoms mast, wind turbine, sewers, water pipes, cables or other apparatus on or through your land speak to a specialist property lawyer before allowing access or agreeing to any terms.
Landowners are often under the misapprehension that it will be straight forward to negotiate amendments to an agreement after work has started – this is not the case. Documentation from utility companies or service providers is often in a standard format and the opportunity to make substantial amendments is limited. It is important that you seek professional advice at the outset: whilst the promise of a lump sum and/or a yearly rent can be appealing, there may be restrictions applied to the future use of your land.
AWB Charlesworth provide specialist and practical legal support for you and your business. Call us today on 01756 793333. You may wish to also speak to our agricultural specialist Rachel Blandford-Newson about any of the above issues. Email Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Blandford- Newson
Agricultural Specialist/ Legal Executive
Tel: (01756) 692 876