Numerous parties can want and need access over your property, common examples are utility firms for access to their cables and pipes and telecommunication firms for access for masts.
It’s important that terms of the access are both fair and agreed. Our advice is to ensure those terms and any payment arrangements are fully agreed before work begins. That way you do not get any nasty surprises such as trying to get compensation for damage to land and boundaries as a result of contractors vehicles leaving the site.
Some utility firms have compulsory powers for access, but again its important to negotiate the right terms and compensations. As it is a potentially complex area it makes sense to use a law firm with the right experience. In our leisure team we have a number of commercial property experts who regularly deal with these issues and can provide the right advice.