Rooftop Cell Site Audits
- Do you have multiple cell site leases on your rooftop and want to verify that the existing tenants are fully complying with their leases?
- Have you become suspicious that perhaps they’ve added more equipment or modified the site and as a result, should be paying an increased lease rate?
- When a wireless cell site lessee of yours has asked to make modifications, are you finding it difficult to get a straight answer about what exactly they plan to do?
Unfortunately, some of the major carriers (not all) have chosen to push the envelope when it comes to what they are allowed or are supposed to install on your roof. Unfortunately, most building owners are ill prepared to thoroughly review what the carriers have installed on your rooftop or in your basement or whether they are entitled to receive additional income. Quite frankly, we are often surprised how little our clients really know about what’s occurring on their own property.
The answer is fairly simple - have Steel in the Air review your rooftop and objectively compare what’s actually installed against what they’re allowed to install, based on the parameters of the lease documents and construction drawings.
Trust, But Verify.
We’ve assisted numerous clients with rooftop cell site audits, carefully documenting and photographing the current installations and then analyzing the lease documentation to determine if the carriers are in complete compliance with their lease agreements.
Additionally, we can audit the cell site leases to confirm that you’re receiving every penny you should. While it is rare that we find a carrier or tower company intentionally trying to underpay a landlord, we have found mistakes. Candidly, some of these mistakes work in your favor; the only way to be certain is to have us assist you with a cell site audit.
We’ve found instances where tenants were underpaying, or allowed a third party to share their lease area without compensating the landlord appropriately. We’ve also handled cases where a carrier has installed additional antennas -- beyond what’s allowed. Or, in other cases, we’ve found carriers doing exactly what they should. Without a proper cell site audit, you might not ever know for certain.
Depending on your particular location and rooftop, we can complete a rooftop analysis on either a fixed fee or contingency basis. If you are interested in a free quote for a rooftop cell site lease audit, please contact us. We’re happy to discuss how our experts can help you.
If you are looking for information on negotiating new rooftop cell site leases, please see our page on Rooftop Cell Site Negotiations.