Watkins Wood, Clatter Park
With our lease with Arqiva having expired and the impact of the new Code Legislation seeing us face a considerable rent reduction at renewal, the approach from APWireless for the mast could not have been better timed. The mast had always been a nice income for little or no hassle. Sadly that was about to change with the renewal looming. From his first call, discussions with Emyr have been open and two-way. Taking on board our concerns, he was able to take away the time and cost burden of dealing with the renewal and release a guaranteed lump sum for us to re-invest in the farm going forward. We would strongly recommend APWireless, especially in today’s increasingly uncertain world.
The Watkins Family
I would like to thank Jess for her assistance in the relatively smooth completion of this transaction, whenever we have approached a hurdle, she has guided me through the processes with kindness and professionalism. Most importantly for me, I always felt I could trust her, which for me is essential. I hope she comes through these disturbing times and retains her lovely sense of humour and pragmatism.
I had received several letters from APW over recent years, but it was not until it became clear to me that I faced the possibility of a severe drop in rent upon the next Lease negotiation in 4 years’ time that I finally agreed to meet with Lydia. She explained the likely scenario in that case, and what APW were prepared to offer for either a freehold or leasehold purchase. I also took advice from an agent. A freehold sale suited me best, as my site was at the edge of the farm and adjacent to a public highway, so no rights of way were required across the farm – i.e. a clean break. Price negotiations ensued and finally we agreed what I consider to be a satisfactory deal. Legal details were sorted efficiently, so we were able to complete promptly. Lydia was courteous and professional throughout, as was her colleague on the legal side. I can recommend at least entering into discussions with Lydia.
We recently renewed the leases for both telecoms masts on our land; One of these was renewed after the New Code was introduced and is based on the rent reducing by approx.70% over the next few years. APWireless provided a robust offer for both sites despite the risk of these merging which meant we could re-invest the money into matters which appeal to us. Tom was excellent all the way through the process and we’ll keep in touch.
Nags Fold Farm
It was urgent for me to settle what was happening with my telecoms mast site. When Chris from APWireless came along with the proposal to sell them a long lease it was the perfect solution for me.
Pity Me, Durham
We had two masts which were coming up for negotiations under the new code. Fortunately Ian from APWireless approached us and explained the benefit of selling the masts to them. We decided to sell the site to them for a lump sum and Ian and his office were very straight forward and easy to deal with. I would recommend anyone with telecom masts to approach APWireless especially in view of the new Electronic Communications Code that is depressing rents considerably.
It has been a pleasure doing business with Jess at APWireless. From our first conversation she was very open to questions and as to reasons why the company is looking to purchase mobile phone masts. She has been professional, always polite and patient when things got held up our end. Whatever happens to the masts in the future we are happy as regards the outcome of our deal with APWireless.
J T Jeffrey & Sons View
My mast lease was due to expire, and the operator advised they would be in touch to enter into a new terms pursuant to the Electronic Communications Code. I was aware of the literature around vast reductions in rent and decided that wasn’t an argument I was willing to have. Instead I opted to taking control of our finances and agreed a great deal with APWireless, which concluded in timely non-contentious manner.
Richard Jeffrey – J T Jeffrey & Sons
West Berwick Farm
I dealt with Tony at APW for just over 12 months’ to sell two mast sites on behalf of clients who were marketing the entirety of their farm at the time. I would characterise the process as informative, consistent, courteous and professional throughout. Every promise made was backed up by action. Despite many delays and uncertainties on our side of the deal, there was no pressure applied or artificial deadlines inferred. From beginning to end this was a pleasant transaction that inspired confidence in the client and delivered a good and fair result to all.
Adam Winthrop, Director – WBW Surveyors
The operator have recently served a valid notice to terminate their lease of our site after some 25 years. I am slightly surprised that a site in this important position has reached the end of its useful life. Maybe we would have been better off if we had sold the site to APWireless a few years ago and bailed out of a rent that is now being terminated. It’s one of those things that can-not be returned to after the event. All the best in your further acquisitions. Best of luck in the future.
Simon Blandford – Nicholl’s Farm
Moy Road View
I got to know Linda when renewing my telephone mast rental. I found her to be a very pleasant, knowledgeable, and efficient person. She was most helpful and did a very efficient piece of business for me. I would like to thank APWireless and Linda for the politeness and professionalism they showed to me. Yours sincerely.
I was approached by Linda of APWireless who explained the benefits of selling my telecoms mast on. I was able to get a guaranteed sum up front, and this was a much better option than the new rent being offered by the operator.
Bogglelhill and Ashfield
Linda at APWireless made what could have been a complicated process a lot easier. Always available when issues arose. Given the threat to our rent under the new code law, we have made the best decision to take a lump sum and would urge anyone with an expired lease to contact APW for advice.
We met with Tony who arranged to visit us at home and chat through the process. He provided a range of options and we opted for a straight forward purchase of the site. The whole process went through without any issues and was completed quickly. Tony was very professional, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. We would have no hesitation in recommending working with APWireless.
S.H & B Brown – Woodside Farm
We found the service excellent, the organisation of the sale was straightforward and we were kept informed throughout the process. I would certainly recommend APWireless to others.
Eland Hall Farm
When we were first approached by Tom Gannucci of APWireless to either lease or purchase our telephone mast site, we looked in to the company background and track record. After discussing it within the family and with our agent we decided to go with the lease as the site was not really suitable to sell freehold. At the time we were concerned at being offered a peppercorn rent due to the new telecommunications act from the current operator. When we accepted the offer we agreed a completion date which was met without delay. As things stand at the moment we would be happy to recommend APWireless to others that are coming to the end of their current agreement.
Gordon Meek – GR & SK MEEK
We had spoken with Ollie from APWireless for a number of years, and in 2018 we got in touch after receiving rather hostile communication from the operator seeking a new code agreement at a fraction of the current rental level. In addition to this we also had a need for additional funds, and as such the conditions were right for us having a sensible conversation regarding selling the lease to APW. From the point of re-engaging with Ollie, we found him to be very straightforward to deal and acted with great integrity. We were very happy with how everything worked out and would recommend anyone with a lease and especially those with a lease reaching expiry to reach out to APWireless and see what they can offer.
Green Park Farm
Dear Kevin, Just a note on behalf of myself and my Client to thank you for supervising this purchase through to completion. We really appreciate your patience in this matter. Best wishes.
Charlie Wreford Brown FAAV, FRICS, Consultant – Luscombe and Maye
Marley Thatch Farm
I would like to say a big thank you for your patience and friendly professional manner with which you negotiated a deal with us. Which, after two years of trying to deal with the operator for a new lease on our mast was very refreshing. The lump sum which we have received has given us peace of mind as costs were starting to escalate with no guaranteed outcome as well as a means to reduce borrowings at a uncertain time for future farm profits. Thanks once again!
We were invited to visit APWireless at the Royal Highland Show in respect of the telecoms mast that we have on our land. We met there with Tracy who arranged to visit us at home and chat through the process. We opted for a straight forward purchase of the site which went through without any issues. The whole process was just as explained by Tracy, who was a pleasure to deal with, very professional and efficient. We would have no hesitation in recommending working with APWireless.
D & E Stewart
Since the introduction of new legislation relating to telecoms masts I felt the time was right to sell my mast site to APWireless who removed the risks associated with the new legislation. The transaction went quickly and hassle free.
Farm Land Off Ricknall Lane
I took advice from a number of professionals with regards to the change in the telecommunications legislation and what stood out the most was the general opinion that rents will reduce as a result of the New Code. The only uncertainty was by how much, therefore, I drew the conclusion that this was the best time for me to extract as much as possible out of my mast. Telecoms agreements appear to have become a more complex industry since my mast was installed. APWireless’s professional guidance made the whole process easy and offered reassurance for the future. Their expertise put me in a better position to extract the best value from my telecoms asset which in turn means I can use the capital for other projects.
High West House Farm
Our mast lease was due to expire in a years’ time and I’m aware of the Governments strategy to reduce rents through the new legislation, so it made sense to us to sell the lease now and invest the money into our business. Tom was a pleasure to deal with and we’re pleased he popped in to explain matters in person.
William Robson – W Robson Farm Ltd
Lochhill Farm View
We’ve been speaking to Tom for a few years and after much deliberation felt the time was right for us both. We are aware of the new legislation and Governments intention to reduce rents and while this was a factor it wasn’t the only factor. We are at the point in our lives where we welcome a lump sum we can put to better use than our rent per year. Having concluded the deal there’s no doubt it was the correct decision and we are grateful for the way Tom kept in touch in a friendly manner without pushing us.
We decided the time was right to release the capital in our farm mast for which the APWireless business model provided the opportunity. From a business perspective a large capital sum proved more effective than a rent that was consistently under threat of reduction. Tom was extremely helpful throughout the disposal process, which only took 45 days to complete from agreeing terms. 6 months on we have no regrets.
Robert Gladstone, Director – H O Short & Son Ltd
Farm in Stirling
Straight forward dealing. Tracy pushed all the way to make the transaction happen. Professional and very pleasant to deal with.
I’m pleased Tom got in touch and explained the benefits the APWireless lease premium offer. When Tom first approached me I was a little hesitant, however, APWireless showed great flexibility with their proposals which suited my business expansion plans.
Carn Entral Farm
My experience with APWireless was very good. This transaction enabled me to pay off a secured loan and have a regular income for the next couple of years of my retirement I would certainly recommend APWireless to our other potential clients.
Dealing with APWireless has been smooth and trouble free. We have had clarity and transparency in all matters. Their representative Mr Emyr Evans was very helpful at all times and facilitated the agreement with expediency and was professional at all times. It also helped that he was a Welsh speaking Welshman with a very good understanding of agricultural matters. I would highly recommend them to any landowner contemplating a long term telecom mast lease sale.
Hanging Chadder Farm
Everything went very smoothly right from initial contact to final closure of the deal.
After contacting us they dealt will all the legal requirements but kept us well informed. Yes I would recommend APWireless to other potential clients. Thank you for all your help.
Very professional efficient and friendly people. This transaction will help us to increase our arable acreage by taking on further tenancies. I would certainly recommend APWireless to any potential clients.
Melvin Couzens – Seaways Farm
J and I Wilson and Sons
Following a family meeting with Tom we took professional advice, discussed the merits of the new telecoms code and proceeded with the sale of our mast. This completed with relative ease and the family are delighted with the outcome. Tom was a pleasure to deal with and ensured everything ran smoothly. Many thanks!
Pat Wilson – J and I Wilson and Sons
My experience with APWireless was very favourable, they offered a good price & quick closure . The reason I decided to sell was being in our late 60s I thought the money would be better in my savings for my use than getting so much a year, and there was always the risk that the site could be closed and I would lose my rental income. It was very helpful Ian coming to us and talking it over with no pressure. Altogether very pleased with the outcome and the short time it all took, very efficient from start to finish.
David C Hayne
H J Jones and Son
As a business we deal with so many companies and found that customer services can be lacking in many areas but with APWireless we can honestly say this was not the case.
Our representative Ian Humphrey has been very respectful to us, happy to communicate on a personal level and always willing to answer any questions we have had in a detailed manner.
The transaction went very smoothly on their side and we would be very happy to do business with them again.
Hugh & Deborah Jones – H J Jones and Son
J & A Cooper & Sons
I found dealing with Tracy at APWireless a friendly and professional experience . Negotiations were done with patience and politeness, a company easy to deal with . I would recommend them to anyone looking into doing this type of business to try them.
Ronald Cooper – J & A Cooper & Sons
My experience with APWireless was painless, and held no unpleasant surprises. I would recommend APWireless to other potential clients.
From the very first meeting with Ian Humphrey of APWireless I knew I had made the right decision on the sale of the lease for our masts, all correspondence was clear and concise leading to a very quick and smooth completion process, I would highly recommend Ian and his team to anyone looking to do the same!
Calcott Hall Farm
Having completed a deal with APWireless less than a year ago, completely out of the blue, Vodafone have terminated their lease and will be removing their mast. I had thought that the mast was very secure but it just shows what an uncertain industry telecommunications can be and now, in hindsight, I’m very glad that I made the decision to sell the rental stream to APWireless when I did.
Peter McTurk – Calcott Hall Farm
From the initial meeting with Ian Fitzpatrick, I felt relaxed and that I was dealing with a very professional organisation. I would certainly recommend APWireless for anyone I know looking to sell their mast.
John Dewhurst – Mayden Farm
I found APWireless a very good, reliable company to work with; no problems, very easy. Tracy was most professional.
Michael Mountford – Woodlands Farm
We recently completed a leasehold transaction with APWireless, London Office in respect of the telecom installation on our farm. This was not without complications but was dealt with professionally and courteously, bringing the matter to a successful and very satisfactory conclusion.
David Burrows – Sandridgebury Farm
As this matter has now been completed, within the 4-6 week timescales discussed at the outset, I would like to put on record my appreciation to APWireless, in particular to their representative Kevin from their London Office, for his professional response to my queries and concerns. I would certainly recommend this course of action to any company or individual in a similar position.
Tony Williams – Shardeloes Farm
After responding to a letter from APWireless advising of their presence at the Royal Highland Show I had a meeting with Tom Gannucci and decided to progress matters. This proved to be great timing as I had been considering investing in a renewables system, which includes a Biomass boiler for my farm house and outbuildings. Dealing with Tom was a pleasure, it only took 7 weeks to complete matters and consequently fund a profitable investment over the next 20 years which will outperform my telecoms lease.
Jim Black – Fortharmill Farm