Do we have any rights as far as having a cell tower stopped from being installed within 500 ft of our home and within 700 ft of our lake??I

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Do we have any rights as far as having a cell tower stopped from being installed within 500 ft of our home and within 700 ft of our lake??I

Our Neightbor is right behind the tower to be installed. We currently
do receive reception in a couple areas of our property. We would just
like to have this tower placed some where less invasive and without
homes within an acceptable number of feet. Are there lawyers that
specialize in winning this type of case?

Asked on April 6, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Minnesota

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You are very unlikely to win, assuming that the permits were properly issued, the zoning permits it, and the cell company owns or has leased or licensed the land it will sit on: there is nothing inherently illegal about siting a cell tower the distrance you describe from residential property. You can look into zoning, permits, etc. and might get lucky, but if everything was done correctly, this will happen and the most you will be able to do is to delay matters somewhat with legal proceedings.


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