To install and operate electricity equipment, such as overhead lines, pylons or underground cables, on land that we do not own, we require the rights to do so from the landowner or occupier. A wayleave or easement agreement with the landowner or occupier gives us the rights to install, access, maintain and repair our equipment on their land.
A wayleave is an annual agreement for which a landowner and/or occupier receive an annual wayleave payment. The wayleave payment is based on the type and number of assets on the land, and its land use.
An easement is an agreement that allows National Grid permanent rights for the equipment in return for a one-off lump sum payment. It can only be agreed between the landowner, or long-lease holder, and National Grid’s rights endure even if the land changes hands. An existing wayleave agreement can be converted to an easement.
Should you have any queries about your wayleave payment please contact the Grantor Services Team by:
If you're interested in converting a wayleave to an easement please email us: [email protected]