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We are not conspiracy theorists, but when it comes to selling a house with a mobile mast nearby, it puts off most buyers due to concerns with the noise, perceived risks of radiation and the saleability of property in future.

Houses with mobile phone masts are not alone. It seems that any house that’s under electric pylons or near a substation carries this stigma.  Buyers seem so concerned with the perceived effects of radiation from mobile phone masts that they have set up a dedicated Reddit group that discusses this topic in detail.

The good news is that this is where Property Saviour can help you as we will buy any property including ones with mobile mast nearby.

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What is a mobile phone mast?

Mobile masts are the towers that receive and transmit mobile phone signals to cover a geographical area.  They are used widely across the UK, including in petrol stations.  Given the choice between a house without a mobile mast and a house with a mobile phone mast, buyers prefer the property without one.

There are over 70 million mobile phone masts in daily use throughout the UK, according to Powerwatch.  The need for more mobile masts has increased since the introduction of 5G technology, and more mobile phone masts are being installed almost daily.

Mobile phone masts can be up to 25 meters or 82 feet tall.  This prevents them from being too unsightly or too tall in residential areas.  Local councils permit a planning application.

UK government has proposed new rules that will allow an increase in the range of masts and allow operators to fit more equipment on them so they can be more easily shared, ” according to claims on the government’s website.

This means an expansion of masts across the UK, and the problem of selling a property near a mast is about to get much worse, as it will affect more homeowners.

When is a mobile mast considered to be near a home?

With masts ranging from small to large, they can easily be disguised in areas such as petrol stations and visible in the open.  A simple rule is that if you can see a mobile mast from your home, it is deemed as close to your home.

Mobile phone masts near homes
Mobile phone masts come in all shapes and sizes. Notice how many masts are erected on top of this building in London city.

How far should you live from a mobile phone mast?

Ideally, as far away as possible!  Quite a few sellers have complained of a humming noise from masts when you open your window on a hot summer night. 

There are ongoing debates on whether living close to a mobile mast can create adverse health effects.  Powerwatch is an independent forum of engineers, scientists and medical researchers looking into electromagnetic field health risks for about 30 years.  They claim that people living near the masts increasingly complain of:

  • sleep disruption
  • headaches
  • tiredness
  • behaviour changes in children
  • epilepsy
  • nose-bleeds and skin complaints

The jury is still out on health impacts however, it appears that EUthe  Parliament is investigating the health impacts of 5G.

Are there any benefits of selling a property that's located close to a mobile mast?

One benefit is that you will get a guaranteed mobile signal.

Do mobile masts affect house prices?

Mobile masts, electricity pylons and substations can impact house prices.  Even a newly erected mobile phone mast can affect house prices, as Salford residents campaigned unsuccessfully to stop erecting mobile phone masts near their homes.  Planning permission isn’t always required to put up mobile phone masts!

The biggest impact is on the resale of your house.  You may be perfectly happy, but your potential buyer is unlikely to buy your house if he/she spotted a home without a mast next to it.

In an ideal world, a buyer would want you to have the phone mast removed, but this isn’t in your control. 

Can you address the buyer’s concerns regarding mobile phone mast?

In an ideal world, a buyer would want you to have the phone mast removed, but this isn’t in your control.  With more masts to be erected to deliver the new 5G network, this issue will likely get much worse.

It is almost impossible to alleviate any concerns that a potential buyer may have.  What if you need to sell now whether it is for health reasons, an inherited property, a move abroad or you are simply downsizing?

Property Saviour will buy your home

Property Saviour will buy your house as it is.  You do not need to decorate or worry about concerns with phone masts, we are professional cash buyers, ready, willing and able to buy your home.

The purchase will be completed within days.  We will pay your legal fees.  Once we make you an offer, we will stick to it, meaning that the amount offered is what you will get. 

No estate agents are involved, saving you money on fees and uncertainty.  Why not make an enquiry today to see how we can help you?

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