Telecoms & Phone Masts

The niche Telecoms unit acts for property owners in negotiation and dispute with mobile phone operators on sites nationwide.

Waldrons have a particular expertise in the Telecoms sector acting exclusively for landlords and landowners against mobile phone operators.  Our department is one of the principal law departments in the country acting against Telecoms operators both in non-contentious and litigious work.

Our Telecoms Solicitor Team is headed by Consultant Tim Clark who has become a well-known figure in Telecoms circles over the last 20 years.  We have dealt with thousands of cases against operators on behalf of investors, developers, clubs, farmers and local authorities.

In order to provide strong expertise and all round services in all aspects of Telecoms work, the Telecoms team works closely with our litigation department.  We also have strong established links with Telecoms agents, valuers and surveyors.


Our telecom lawyers have acted in some recent high profile cases gaining a national presence for landlords against operators including:

  • Acting at BBC Television Centre redevelopment in Salford Quays for a developer in a complex mast relocation involving four Telecoms operators
  • Advising a significant cathedral in the south west in a complex “lift and shift” relocation of Telecoms equipment in accordance with listed building and ecclesiastical law
  • Acting for a central London developer in interpreting the Electronic Communications Code in a potentially “test case” involving dilapidations under the Code
  • Acting for an international film studio in the relocation and renewal of two Telecoms leases in order to facilitate studio redevelopment
  • Acting for a prime central London residential investor in blocking operator’s demands for a new 5G installation
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I have received a request by operators to drastically reduce my rent. Can you help?

Yes, Waldrons telecoms lawyers can assist you in negotiating the best commercial deal for you.

Can I get operators to pay my legal costs in negotiating a renewal lease? Is this the norm?

Usually we can get the operators to pay your legal costs.

I have been served with a formal notice by operators to assign, share equipment or upgrade to 5G. Can you advise?

We can assess whether operators are entitled legally to take these steps, and we can often negotiate better financial terms for you.

I have received a formal demand from operators to “survey” my land for a new 5G Mast. Do I have grounds of oppostion?

In certain circumstances, yes, which our telecoms solicitors can discuss with you.  We have successfully acted for landowners against operators in a large number of 5G applications.

An existing or proposed mast installation is blocking my proposed redevelopment, can I do anything?

Yes, Waldrons have a track record of relocating mast sites.

My rooftop mast is causing dilapidations and damage to my building. What can I do?

Waldrons can assist you in taking appropriate legal steps and usually securing a settlement agreement in your favour.

Can I “lift and shift” or relocate my mast to another location? Is this a possibility?

In a number of situations, yes, depending on contractual terms.

Is it worth me selling my mast income to an investor either by freehold or long leasehold sale? Is now a good time?

It may be, depending on several factors, which we can discuss with you.

What can our Telecoms Lawyers help you with?

If you would like comprehensive answers to any of these questions, or any other questions which you may have, please get in touch.


Our team of telecoms solicitors would be pleased to help.


Contact: Tim Clark, Head of Telecoms, Waldrons Solicitors, on or call 01384 811811.

Why choose Waldrons?

Flexibility We are available for appointments at your home, at hospital or another location that’s convenient for you.
Dedicated You will have direct access to a Legal Advisor throughout your matter.
Established We have over 150 years’ experience in providing specialist legal advice representing individuals.
Costs We are clear on costs 100% of the time.
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