Be aware of the Different Tower Cell Rates
It is advisable to know the various tower leases where your potential cellular site will be located. Usually, it is difficult to evaluate cell site lease rates, thus it is advisable to ask from cell tower lease experts about cell tower leasing agreement. As far as cellular lease rates, cellular carriers are generally trying to save money and would try not to pay a good amount for rooftop and tower rentals.
The process in leasing cell sites would be that landlords and property owners will be contacted by the carriers, with the aid of third party site acquisition leasing companies, who are being paid in order to identify sites and get the lease signed for the new cell tower site. Know that these companies are paid based on the rental price and the terms they are able to negotiate with the clients, which means, that the better terms they get for the carrier, the larger bonus payment they will receive. If these carrier leasing companies can turn the lease around fast, they could be paid premiums too. Be aware therefore that the worse deal you will arrive with the carrier leasing company, the better is their bonus afterwards, so be wary in making the deal.
Therefore, once you are being contacted to install a cell tower on your property or antennas on your roof, it is good to evaluate the offer fast and figure out if you are offered of a fair one or a mediocre one. It is also good to know if you have other choices where the wireless carrier can go in your neighborhood and a better location, since this will determine your leverage in the amount of your negotiation.
Another tip for you in negotiation, is to pay close attention to the telecom leasing terms and its complicated language. Considering that most of us are not telecommunication experts nor are our real estate lawyers, it is advisable that we get the help of a cell tower lease consultant to help us understand the terms and agreement.
It is important that you know of the different cell tower lease rates that are offered to property owners for the different areas of the country, for the tower and rooftop leases.
It is therefore advisable for you as the landowner or the property owner, who will face with the negotiation of a lease agreement, to first ask some pertinent questions and get answers from the agent who is interested to lease your area for a cell tower. Some examples of the questions you should ask from the agent are the going rate of a cell tower in your area, why the interest is on your property, what could be your average lease payment, and others.