Be aware of the Different Tower Cell Rates
It is good to know cell tower lease rates in your area and be able to negotiate cell tower lease for your particular needs. 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.
To start a lease, landlords and property owners are generally approached by the carriers through third party site acquisition leasing companies, and these companies are paid to identify the sites and in getting the lease signed for the new cell tower site. The payment of the leasing consultant will be based on the rental price and terms they are able to negotiate, which if it is for the better terms for the carrier, the consultant will have the potential of a larger bonus. If these carrier leasing companies can turn the lease around fast, they could be paid premiums too. It is therefore advisable to be careful in making your deal with the carrier leasing companies considering the worse deal you get the more money they make.
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. To further determine your leverage in deciding for the amount of the negotiation, it is good to know if you have other choices, like in your neighborhood or a better location, where the wireless carrier can go.
Another tip for you in negotiation, is to pay close attention to the telecom leasing terms and its complicated language. In most instances, you are not a telecommunication expert nor your real estate lawyer, so it is good to contact or ask a cell tower lease expert to help you out.
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.
So when you as the landowner is faced with the negotiation of a cell lease agreement, it is good to first ask some questions from the agent who is interested in leasing your space 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.