Site agreements

After identifying a potential location for installing a new electronic communications site, we engage with landowners to consider its use. We like to work together to agree on a suitable location and enter into an agreement.

Site providers receive a fair payment representing the value of the land and compensation for any costs or losses arising from the installation and use of the property.

The Government recognised that the partnership between operators and landowners is crucial for the future of the UK’s digital connectivity. The Electronic Communications Code (Code) legislation was updated in December 2017 to help drive quicker and more cost-effective installation of electronic communications apparatus.

Payment and fees

The payment for the use of a site will be based on the market value of the underlying land (or rooftop), excluding the value to the mobile operator. The property’s value will be based on the valuation principles contained in the Code.