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30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to explore the key provisions of the Electronic Communications Code and what it means for those in property law and telecoms. It addresses some of the unusual features of the Code that provides rights of access to telecoms operators over private land to site equipment. It addresses how that access is obtained, how to avoid a court process and the rights of occupiers. It also considers the main changes proposed by the Law Commission following a review of the Code.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the origins of the Code;
  • Know who the Code applies to and who applies it;
  • Know how Code powers are obtained and from whom;
  • Know what the key Code powers are;
  • Know about the role of the local planning authority when it comes to siting particular equipment;
  • Know how access can be obtained, either with consent or using the court based mechanism;
  • Know the circumstances in which the court will grant access;
  • Understand the principles to be applied when paying compensation to a landowner for access;
  • Be aware of the rights of landowners and operators to challenge;
  • Be aware of the similarities and differences of the Code regime to familiar concepts in compulsory purchase and security of tenure;
  • Be aware of the Law Commission's proposals for reform and what changes these would make to the Code.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Legal Principles
Market Update / Hot Topic
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This podcast with telecoms specialist Suzanne Gill is about the Electronic Communications Code and what provision is made to allow telecoms operators to enter, install and maintain equipment across private land without the owners consent.

Podcast added: 19th September 2012

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