Farmers, landowners and farm tenants are constantly being approached by companies and private individuals seeking rights over their land. This is for a variety of infrastructure projects including new road schemes which might require compulsory purchase.
Director, Russell Jeanes, is highly experienced in infrastructure and utility based work and can advise you on how best to deal with any acquiring authorities and contractors. Russell can negotiate all commercial terms and compensation claims for you to achieve the most advantageous outcome.
Pipelines & Wayleaves
Pipelines might be water, gas, sewerage or cables that utility companies require routes for, across farmers or landowners’ private land.
A wayleave is a right of way granted by a landowner or landlord to a utility provider. Generally the landowner grants the network provider a licence with the right to access land and/or property in order to install or maintain their apparatus in exchange for payment.
We advise you how best to deal with the acquiring authority and contractors acquiring new rights over land for upcoming schemes like erecting poles or laying pipes, or for maintenance. We will confirm any statutory rights then negotiate strong commercial terms.
We will prepare and negotiate a comprehensive compensation claim for you.
“Russell has represented me in relation to the Anglian Water - Covenham to Boston water main scheme and more recently with the Viking Link cable route. Both have had a significant impact on my farming business. I have found Russell to be easily approachable, knowledgeable and extremely professional at all times. I would be happy to recommend him to others.”
If you are a Lincolnshire landowner or landlord, before signing up with any of the wind, solar or telecoms developers, let us negotiate terms for your financial benefit.
With wind and solar, we have the inhouse expertise to guide you through the planning and construction phases. We can also deal with on-going management issues that arise with developers and seek compensation for trespass or damage to land or crops.
When it comes to telecoms, Russell has extensive experience in negotiating the initial lease to ensure you receive favourable market rent and avoid the pitfalls of having telecommunication mast sites on your land. We can also assist with site sharing and rent reviews giving you the best possible advice and peace of mind.
Across all infrastructure projects, Masons Rural has a wealth of experience in acting on behalf of private residents, agricultural clients and commercial operators whose land, business or occupation is affected by such schemes.
Importantly, in virtually all cases your professional fees are fully recoverable from the acquiring authority. That means there’s nothing to lose in seeking out the very best specific advice from our experienced rural professionals who are on hand to represent you.
Just contact us today on 01507 350 500 or via the form below to see how we can help.
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