Top 10 Pieces of Advice for Landowners

1. Do know that their first offer is almost never their final offer.
2. Don’t ever assume that your neighbors/friends/family knew what they were doing when they negotiated their own leases.
3. Don’t ever sign a lease that doesn’t include the full construction drawings as an exhibit.
4. Don’t assume that every lease must have sublease revenue sharing.
5. Don’t believe everything you read on the web. The average for cell site leases is NOT $1500/mo.
6. Do have your attorney review your tower lease.
7. Don’t trust a verbal promise by the wirelss carriers or the tower companies.
8. Do be prompt in negotiating and responding to inquiries for a cell tower lease.
9. Do consider that the tower may alienate neighbors and nearby residents before agreeing to a lease.
10. Do your own homework on whether towers are safe or not.


  • Ruby Stabler
    June 25, 2010

    Hi, my name is Ruby Stabler. I live in Camden, Alabama. I heard and read that AT&T is in my area putting up towers and about to open an office here. I have four acres of land out in a some what rural area. There are only one house per every 4 acres. So there aren’t many people in the area. There is one roads on each side of the land mass. I was wondering is concerned a good area for a cell tower? Thanks for other helpful insight. I have been reading and I am happy that I found your information before I consulted with this company. Please reply. Thank you.

    • sita
      August 20, 2010

      It might be- but there are likely numerous other options for the wireless carriers as well.

  • nina patel
    September 19, 2011

    We have building in City in Redondo Beach,Ca and have two cell site on the roof top. We are looking for the new cell site who has contected us and we would like to move forward on negociating. Would like to discuss the potential new cell site on roof.

    Thank you


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