Wayleaves are permissions that are sent to landowners when as part of the installation process engineers need to cross their land (typically installing a new duct for fibre into a building from the roadside). The providers Giganet works with all have Code Powers ensuring that they can cross public land with ‘relative ease’, but on private property permission from the landowner is required. If a building already has a fibre connection or duct with the provider being used, then a wayleave will not usually be required.
Typically wayleaves are required for ELITE and UltraBEAM connections. Sometimes they can cause delays and add to the typical lead times as we are relying on a third party to athorise the legal wayleave contract. If landlords insist on using their own solicitors and/or agents for this process, additional costs and delays will arise. If the landlord details are incorrect, or permission is handed around between tenant, to agent to landlord to solicitors, then more delays and complexity can arise.