U.S. Cellular Cell Site Lease Agreement
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Cell Tower Attorney is a law firm that assists landowners approached by U.S. Cellular with negotiating the terms and conditions of a cell site agreement. U.S. Cellular is a registered trademark of U.S. Cellular Corporation. We are not affiliated in any way with U.S. Cellular.
If you have received an offer from U.S. Cellular to lease your property, the offer should include the standard U.S. Cellular Cell Site Lease. The following provisions are typically found in the Agreement:
- Option to Lease - the U.S. Cellular Cell Site Lease is initially an option for a specific period of time in which U.S. Cellular may lease a portion of the landowner's property. During the option period, U.S. Cellular may enter the premises to inspect and perform testing as well as obtain permits and approvals necessary for its use of the premises. In exchange for the option, U.S. Cellular agrees to pay an option fee and the option may be extended for an additional period of time.
- Easement and Use - the landowner grants U.S. Cellular an easement on the property for access to the premises and to install and maintain its equipment, including any necessary utilities. The premises may be used to construct and maintain a communications antenna tower and other equipment for the transmission of voice and data signals. The premises may be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to the premises.
- Term - the term of the U.S. Cellular Cell Site Lease is 5 years and automatically extends for 5 additional 5 year terms unless U.S. Cellular notifies the landowner of its intention not to renew prior to the expiration of the initial term or any renewal.
- Option to Terminate - U.S. Cellular has the right to terminate the Lease at any time on 30 days notice.
- Utilities and Taxes - U.S. Cellular is responsible for all utilities used on the premises, personal property taxes assessed against its equipment, and for real property taxes assessed against the leased premises. The landowner is responsible for real property taxes assessed against the parent parcel.
- Indemnification and Insurance - the parties will indemnify, defend and hold harmless each other against all claims arising out of the negligence or a breach of the U.S. Cellular Cell Site Lease by such party, except to the extent caused by the other party. U.S. Cellular agrees to maintain general liability insurance and is responsible for repairs and maintenance of its equipment.
- Default - the lease may be terminated by the landowner on 15 days notice if U.S. Cellular fails to pay rent when due and by either party on 30 days notice if the other party fails to comply with any other provision of the lease.
- Assignment and Removal - the U.S. Cellular Cell Site Lease is freely assignable and the premises may be subleased without the landowner's consent. Upon the expiration or termination, U.S. Cellular will remove its equipment.
The above provisions are just some of the legal issues in the U.S. Cellular Cell Site Lease that need to be considered by a landowner when evaluating an offer from U.S. Cellular to lease a portion of his or her property. Cell Tower Attorney can help explain the legal obligations and responsibilities required of the landowner in a clear and concise manner. More importantly, we can assist you in negotiating a lease that protects you and your property's interests while creating additional revenue on the property. If you are looking for information regarding the appropriate monthly rental amount, our related company, Steel in the Air, can assist you with evaluating US Cellular offers and the fair market value for a US Cellular cell tower lease.
If you have been approached, please consider contacting us for assistance in your lease negotiation.
*** If you are looking for U.S. Cellular's website, please visit www.uscc.com. We are not affiliated in any way with U.S. Cellular.***