Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Act 2021

    View Author April 2021

    In November 2019, we reported that the UK was not moving fast enough to meet the government’s aim of being the world leader in superfast connectivity.

    One of the contributing factors is the failure of landowners (Grantors) to engage with operators, with an estimated 40% of requests made by operators being ignored. The Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill (the Bill) was, therefore, introduced with the aim of dealing with unresponsive Grantors quickly and efficiently. The Bill received Royal Assent on 15 March 2021, becoming the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Act 2021 (the Act).