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Do I want a cellphone tower on my property?

Started by Banders June 8, 2019
AT&T wants to install a new tower in this area, offered me $800/month
for a spot to put it.

It may be "safe" at the beginning, upgraded to questionable new
technology through the years, they want a 30-year lease and their tower
could evolve into anything. It might be no more than ~500 feet away from
the house.

An $800/mo income generator for the rest of my life! This is a really
bad idea, right?
On Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 12:37:56 PM UTC-4, Banders wrote:
> AT&T wants to install a new tower in this area, offered me $800/month > for a spot to put it. > > It may be "safe" at the beginning, upgraded to questionable new > technology through the years, they want a 30-year lease and their tower > could evolve into anything. It might be no more than ~500 feet away from > the house. > > An $800/mo income generator for the rest of my life! This is a really > bad idea, right?
Not necessarily. I expect this is a standard rate, but I would check around to see. They may low ball you initially and be willing to pay more. You have to decide if you are willing to live with the tower view. It's not like the Eiffel tower where one of the main opponents of it had breakfast every day in the restaurant in the base because it had the only good view of the city left! lol Why do you say "no more than 500 feet away"? Are the leasing a spot on your property or leasing a large area? Is there woods between you and the tower? Consider how this will impact your resale value of your home and make sure there is something in the contact about restoring the land to its former state when they leave. What is "questionable technology" to you? What are you concerned about? -- Rick C. - Get 5,000 miles of free Supercharging - Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
Banders wrote...
> > AT&T wants to install a new tower in this area, > offered me $800/month for a spot to put it. ... > > An $800/mo income generator for the rest of my life! > This is a really bad idea, right?
Let's see, $10k/year, $300k for 30 years? Whew! No wonder our phone bills are so high. But you might as well get on the right side of the equation. -- Thanks, - Win
On a sunny day (Sat, 8 Jun 2019 09:37:48 -0700) it happened Banders
<snap@mailchute.com> wrote in <qdgo8r$d9p$1@gioia.aioe.org>:

>AT&T wants to install a new tower in this area, offered me $800/month >for a spot to put it. > >It may be "safe" at the beginning, upgraded to questionable new >technology through the years, they want a 30-year lease and their tower >could evolve into anything. It might be no more than ~500 feet away from >the house. > >An $800/mo income generator for the rest of my life! This is a really >bad idea, right?
Do not do it, higk level RF radiation for a long time is dangerous.
Typically more than one carrier occupies a tower.  I'd want my contract 
to include additional rent from each additional carrier.
Jan Panteltje wrote...
> > Do not do it, high level RF radiation for a > long time is dangerous.
If he's worried about that, he can take a small portion of the $300k, and clad portions of his house with tinfoil under siding, or use metal siding, etc. Doing the bedroom wall and one or two other rooms could cut total exposure to 1/4. -- Thanks, - Win
On 6/8/2019 12:05 PM, Jan Panteltje wrote:
> On a sunny day (Sat, 8 Jun 2019 09:37:48 -0700) it happened Banders > <snap@mailchute.com> wrote in <qdgo8r$d9p$1@gioia.aioe.org>: > >> AT&T wants to install a new tower in this area, offered me $800/month >> for a spot to put it. >> >> It may be "safe" at the beginning, upgraded to questionable new >> technology through the years, they want a 30-year lease and their tower >> could evolve into anything. It might be no more than ~500 feet away from >> the house. >> >> An $800/mo income generator for the rest of my life! This is a really >> bad idea, right? > > Do not do it, high level RF radiation for a long time is dangerous. >
It's only 30 years! Mikek PS, get a yearly inflation adjustment. CPI + 1%.
Banders <snap@mailchute.com> wrote: 

> AT&T wants to install a new tower in this area, offered me > $800/month for a spot to put it. > > It may be "safe" at the beginning, upgraded to questionable new > technology through the years, they want a 30-year lease and their > tower could evolve into anything. It might be no more than ~500 > feet away from the house. > > An $800/mo income generator for the rest of my life! This is a > really bad idea, right?
Does the payment not increase with inflation or anything? I like the idea of negotiating. Would be great if you could tell how good your site is, how much they need it. If you were concerned about radiation, you wouldn't have to stay (wild guess, don't need to know). Maybe a stipulation that your personal area can receive only X amount of radiation (another wild guess). Offer to sell the property outright? They have all the clout, but who knows, they might need the location. That's the question, how much they need it.
On Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1:06:04 PM UTC-4, Jan Panteltje wrote:
> On a sunny day (Sat, 8 Jun 2019 09:37:48 -0700) it happened Banders > <snap@mailchute.com> wrote in <qdgo8r$d9p$1@gioia.aioe.org>: > > >AT&T wants to install a new tower in this area, offered me $800/month > >for a spot to put it. > > > >It may be "safe" at the beginning, upgraded to questionable new > >technology through the years, they want a 30-year lease and their tower > >could evolve into anything. It might be no more than ~500 feet away from > >the house. > > > >An $800/mo income generator for the rest of my life! This is a really > >bad idea, right? > > Do not do it, higk level RF radiation for a long time is dangerous.
That is true, high level RF radiation is dangerous. In this case that is a moot point. He won't be exposed to high levels of radiation. -- Rick C. + Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging + Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
On Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1:22:52 PM UTC-4, Bob Engelhardt wrote:
> Typically more than one carrier occupies a tower. I'd want my contract=
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> to include additional rent from each additional carrier.
Typically the carrier doesn't deal with this although the OP said he heard = from AT&T. Because most towers are used my many services the tower is owne= d by a company just for that and rent to all carriers on an equal footing. = The property owner is not part of that negotiation.=20 Property owners usually have little room for negotiation since the company = will go to his neighbor if he causes too much trouble. They may already be= talking to them.=20 --=20 Rick C. -- Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging -- Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209