With the new Telecoms code coming into force this Autumn John Staves gives his opinion on what this new code will mean for site owners.
“I believe that the new Telecoms code will have an adverse effect on transactions; rather than easing the process which is the declared intent of the changes, site owners will be reluctant to agree leases that come under the code and renewals and new site roll out will be delayed as a result.
Costs will increase as a result of more deals being taken to tribunal and the improved mobile services envisaged will not materialise.
Just imagine letting a room in your house to one person and finding that you have any number of unknown visitors coming in and out as they please, without any more compensation being payable to you. You have no power to set the rent or control who visits, whilst your lodger can charge anyone he likes to share the facilities without needing your permission!
Unintended consequences of poorly drafted legislation seem to be the order of the day.”
Last October Thekla Fellas, Fladgate LLP was our key note speaker at our Telecommunications Seminar at Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Headquarters. Thekla has particular expertise in telecommunications disputes under the Electronic Communications Code.
More recently, in September 2017 John Staves attended Thekla’s seminar; The New Telecommunications Code: are you equipped?
To understand the main changes to the code and how the new procedures will work click here
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