What Are Easements & Wayleaves? Generally these are legal rights that provide utility companies with access to private land to install and maintain cabling and piping in return for some form of payment. Easements are permanent rights usually in respect of pipelines but can also include power lines. Wayleaves are usually temporary rights and are most often for electricity lines, telecom cables and fibre optics. Usually Land and property owners are entitled to annual or capital payments for wayleaves and easements together with compensation for crop damage, disturbance and or other losses.

If you are in a situation which relates to vehicular or pedestrian access and egress, underground or overhead telecoms, power cables, water supplies, fibre optics, gas, or other pipelines and utilities, it is essential to take professional advice early in the process of negotiating a wayleave or an easement. We provide a complete professional service to landowners and occupiers onto whose land or property Utility Companies take statutory rights of entry for their works.

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