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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower and / or property

To: <>, "'Big Don'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower and / or property
From: "Mike" <>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 15:28:38 -0800
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Look up "Appurtenance", a tower is fixed to the land, like an orchard, barn
etc. and is incident to the land to which it is attached.  If it is there it
will be transferred with the land.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Gary Schafer
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 3:15 PM
To: 'Big Don';
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower and / or property

Often any "grandfathering" the municipality does for things like a tower
will only apply to the current owner. Meaning once that owner sells the
property the tower has no more rights.

Gary  K4FMX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:towertalk- 
>] On Behalf Of Big Don
> Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 5:23 AM
> To:
> Cc:;
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower and / or property
> If you are close-in to a population center, and have a tower(s) that 
> is "grandfathered" in from many years ago, before CC&Rs, before all 
> the outrageous abusive fascist controlling city/county planning 
> commissions went nuts, with constraint$-demand$ and related hoop$$$ to 
> jump thru, you may have a Plum that is worth Major Bucks to the right 
> ham.  Perhaps worth even more than the house itself, with skillful 
> marketing.  Especially if your ham buyer is a hardcore DXer who 
> doesn't want to have to live 60 highly-congested miles away, from 
> downtown where he works, if it becomes necessary to hustle home at 
> noon if something needed pops up...
> Consider further, that most, if not all, of the neighbors will have 
> moved in after the tower went up, and it won't be necessary for the 
> new owner to deal with any unpleasant local reaction as when putting 
> up a new tower from scratch in a previously "unblemished" area.... 
> (make sure, in your advertising to potential ham buyers, that you 
> trumpet these advantages and exercise suitable scare tactics...refer 
> them to the Towertalk Archives for the multitudes of painful agonizing 
> expensive time-consuming horror stories that *ALL* began with, "I 
> approached my local planning commission about putting up a ham 
> tower..." ).
> Google "PRB-1 Court Decisions" and print out some of the more 
> frightening ones.  Keep them handy to show potential buyers all the 
> grief and cardiac-arrest they can avoid by buying your place...
> Good luck,
> Don N7EF
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 4:55 PM, <> wrote:
> > KA9FOX has a great classified site .  
> > Personally
> I
> > always listed my home without towers to maximize the potential buyers.
> I
> > don't know of any homes with stations in the US that were sold to
> other
> > hams
> > I'm sure that it has happened, but the odds are slim.  You have one
> small
> > tower which is easy to remove. You can even do it after you find a
> buyer so
> > that you are not QRT.   It is easier to find a buyer for your tower
> and
> > antenna if it is already on the ground and disassembled.  Also 
> > having someone buy and remove it may have some serious liability risks.
> >
> > John KK9A aka P40A
> >
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