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Written by Graeme Bruce, Director

The new Electronic Communications Code (ECC), under the Digital Economy Act, was implemented in December 2017. There was much speculation over the impact of this new legislation but the picture remains far from clear.

The new code was intended to favour the operator to assist with improving capacity and coverage, particularly in rural areas, where operators have historically claimed that new development on historic commercial terms would be uneconomic. The increasing demands on the existing infrastructure and future role of 5G continue to show the inadequacies of cover and service in many areas.

The code applies to new leases and renewals and we are continuing to monitor its implementation. We have recently agreed some new leases and renewals which are currently being documented following the conclusion of successful negotiations. Most agreements now include a confidentiality clause!

It is still surprising to hear that a large proportion of property owners do not seek professional advice when considering potential lease terms.

Please contact us for a ‘no obligation’ discussion or if you have current proposals under consideration.

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Alnwick

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Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 1SX

Estate Agency
01665 606 800

Land Agency
01665 606 800

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Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 1PS

Estate Agency
01434 608 980

Land Agency
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18 Shakespeare St
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Northallerton
North Yorkshire
DL7 8EG

Estate Agency
01609 773 004

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Sedgefield
Co. Durham
TS21 2AQ

Estate Agency
01740 617 377

Land Agency
01740 622 100

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Lochar House
Heathhall
Dumfries
DG1 3NU

Land Agency
01387 402 277