Com-Serve Announces A New Program that will Provide Expert Consultation Services for Landowners Who Have Entered into a Cell Tower Lease on Their Property

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What is not known about cell phone tower lease rates could end up costing more than bargained for

Com-Serve, a leading cell tower lease negotiating company in Georgia, understands the pitfalls of entering into cell tower leases without due diligence and has worked for over 15 years to help land owners avoid this mistake. Without an awareness of ways that cell tower companies often seek to mislead property owners when negotiating cell tower lease rates, such owners could find themselves in a contract nightmare that ends up costing more than it promised to pay out in their cell phone tower lease.

For example, according to David Espinosa, a Com-Serve expert, “Many times, the purchasing cell tower company or finance company will ask for additional land or space. This ‘sales pitch’ may be used to entice cell tower and cell site leaseholders to sell their rights. This extra land or space is sometimes presented as an ‘Ease Flex’ and promises great upside potential. You may receive a promise of 50/50 revenue share and that they will market your cell site for you to get this revenue. These promises should be addressed carefully.”

Espinosa goes on to detail how companies such as Unison have been able to use this pitch with a high success rate. “We have seen this issue multiple times and can gauge the probability of those additional revenues ever making it into the cell tower lease landowner’s pockets,” he says.    

Through expert consultation services, Com-Serve offers landowners a way to tap into industry growth without being duped by unscrupulous providers. In these types of arrangements, what is not known could end up costing more. There are also land restrictions on certain properties that might put landowners in hot water if they are unaware of such restrictions. It’s for reasons such as these that Com-Serve continues to provide much-needed consultation and expert advice. “The landowner should also know if it would be legal to construct a tower on their land,” says Espinosa. “Some of the rules and regulations in the area frown down upon putting these types of structures up on private land. A lot of times, the landowner might need a specialized note stating that they are allowed too, or even a building permit to have it on their land.”

About Com-Serve
Com-Serve was founded in 1997 in response to the Telecommunications Act of 1996. It has served customers in every state and has successfully negotiated better contracts for landowners with all major cell phone carriers. Com-Serve can help individuals in every phase of the cell tower lease negotiation process, including those who have already signed contracts.

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