If you have an existing cell tower lease or are considering one for your future, then you may be wondering how to maximize this income opportunity. Some landowners attempt these negotiations on their own, without consulting a professional. As the nation’s leading cell tower consultants, we have seen this approach inevitably benefits the telecommunications company and not the landowner.
Here’s how having a cell tower lease attorney prevents someone from taking advantage of you.
Cell tower consultants increase the ability to negotiate your rent anytime. An experienced attorney understands how to tackle these rent negotiations on your behalf to ensure you are getting the full value of your site. Without representation, landowners often accept the first offer they receive, without ever considering that there is more income available. Our team of experts has decades of previous experience working directly for some of these very same cell phone companies. We will not let them get away with paying you less than you deserve.
The second benefit of a cell tower lease attorney is that they help protect your rights as a landowner. Most of the time, the cell tower companies are going to try to limit the rights of the property owner with different clauses that prevent development of the property. A qualified cell tower attorney identifies this language and prevents you from signing contracts with negative long-term consequences.
One easily overlooked aspect of a cell tower lease is the liability or actions taken should a cell tower fall. No matter how safe and solid the cell towers are going to look to you, there is still a chance that an accident could happen and it could fall on some of your property. Therefore, you are going to want to make sure that you are not liable if it does. An attorney will provide the exact language necessary to protect you.
Periodically the cell tower company is going to want to negotiate the contract on your lease. There is a chance that the changes could benefit you, but most of the time it is going to be in the interest of their company. Therefore, you are going to want someone who has a lot of experience and the expertise to be able to make the most out of the negotiation process.
Even if you signed a contract that is favorable to you, there is still a chance that there could be a dispute between you and the cell tower company. Should this happen, you do not want to be underrepresented. After all, the cell tower companies have a team of experts available to them at all times – shouldn’t you?
At Vertical Consultants, we fight to get you more money AND the best possible terms for your lease agreement. But don’t just take our word for it – here’s what our clients have to say about their experience with us.