Know Comparable Data for Your Cell Tower Lease Rates
It is advisable to know the various tower leases where your potential cellular site will be located. Because there is not much data you can compare about cell site leases, it is recommended to ask a cell tower lease consultant to help you in this matter. Saving money is the common concern of cellular carriers for their cellular lease rates, thus payments for rooftop and tower rentals are not really that enough.
Usually, property owners and landlords are contacted by carriers, through a third party acquisition leasing companies, who identify sites and get lease signed at a new tower site for the cell and get paid for the job. 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. You are therefore advised to be wise in making your deal with the carrier leasing company since they could give you a worse deal that would mean more money for them.
Remember then to evaluate fast the offer given to you once you are being contacted in the installation of your cell tower or antennas on the roof of your property, so that you can figure out if you are receiving a fair one or a mediocre offer. Be informed that if you have other choices like in your neighborhood or a better location, you will have a good amount of leverage in your negotiation with the wireless carrier, for this will determine the amount of your lease.
Another tip for you in negotiation, is to pay close attention to the telecom leasing terms and its complicated language. Customers are generally not telecommunication experts and neither are their real estate lawyers, thus, asking the help of a cell tower lease expert would be a wise idea to understand the terms and agreements being offered.
There are various cell tower lease rates offered to landlords in the different parts of the country for tower and rooftop leases that you should be aware of.
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.