Our real estate telecoms team is one of the few specialist teams in the UK acting solely for landowners. This enables us to provide robust commercial advice to our clients without conflict.
We advise on the installation and removal of electronic communications equipment from sites including:
- Rooftop leases
- Greenfield sites
- Implications of Code Agreements
- Strategy for removal
- Serving of Code Notices
- Acting in proceedings for the removal of equipment
- Negotiating settlements
- Obtaining possession and removal
The team works with both residential and commercial developers as well as investor clients, occupiers and other landowners. It is well respected in the industry and has in-depth experience of working with most of the specialist telecoms surveyors.
Recent highlights for the team include acting in Crest Nicholson v Arqiva (2015) on the validity of paragraph 21 Code notices.
Real estate litigation partner Thekla Fellas, who heads the telecoms team, is one of the leading lawyers in this specialist area. She regularly lectures and writes on this topic and is the author of the telecommunications chapter in the book “Business Premises: Possession and Lease Renewal”.
Thekla is involved in the consultations for the new Telecommunications Code, co-ordinating discussion groups for clients and specialist professionals and making representations to the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.