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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:53 am    Post subject: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There is a power company that wants to run a new line from a solar farm across the west side of my farm. What is a fair dollar valve on 1/2 mile of line at the edge of my fields? I asked my lawyer and he says he had done several but they all have a confidentiality clause that prevents him from giving me any figures to go by. I have no idea where to start on this. Any ideas or experiences? Thanks Tom
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:18 am    Post subject: Re: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Assuming that the power company has no other viable routing options, the easement is worth what it will cost the power company to obtain it by eminent domain. Ask your attorney how much that will cost in order to avoid confidentiality clause issues.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Either that or ask the lawyer how much he'd charge if it was his property.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Also sounds like you need a better or sneakier lawer. ANYTHING can be found out if you know where to look. Sound like total bull to me. Or he is one lazy lawer. County tax office and land assessment would be a start. Lots of times their neighbors will know if you aask around. The local busy blddies.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


First, make sure you know what will happen with that power line when the solar farm is abandoned.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

the width of the easement is going to determine the acreage that will be effected, I was just paid for a transmission line easement on my property ,only effected just a small triangle portion that amounted to 43 foot by 48 foot with a 60 foot die angle point to point and for that there was a set minimum amount no matter if it crossed the property 1 foot by 1 foot, their easement amount was 100 foot wide by the acre.that amount was 15,000.00 per acre
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

what have they offered and what about the fine print
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would also worry about what damages they would do to your property putting up the towers. When they get the go ahead you know they will do it the easiest way for them and let you pick up the pieces.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Pretty sure its time to get a new lawyer. something smells a bit about his response. He cannot speak to specifics, like "oh yes farmer smith down the road just got $10/ft from Solar Enterprises to run a line". Pretty sure he can speak in generalities like; "they may pay anywhere from $10 to $15 per foot depending". All numbers are made up BTW. also, to echo Rustyfarmall, what will happen in 10 years when hydrogen cells are all the rage and solar power is out of favor, who will remove those towers, lines etc? Get a letter of credit or bond from the solar company to remove that crap.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Best answer yet!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Fiirst, I 'd find a lawyer who WILL give you a ballpark figure for value.

Knew the son of an old farmer who allowed BIG lines across one egde of his land... the son's wife told me her FIL got 40K per pole!

4 poles were place on his land... he then retired, got his house resided, added a big deck and kicked back and enjoyed life.

If that info was correct... we'll take 6 or 8 power poles, please. Smile
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-tomstractorsandtoy wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:53:06 07/11/19) There is a power company that wants to run a new line from a solar farm across the west side of my farm. What is a fair dollar valve on 1/2 mile of line at the edge of my fields? I asked my lawyer and he says he had done several but they all have a confidentiality clause that prevents him from giving me any figures to go by. I have no idea where to start on this. Any ideas or experiences? Thanks Tom


I have 3/4 mile of high voltage power line(5 strand on wooden poles) crossing my property(was there already when I bought the property) They pay me 3 grand a year in compensation for the nuisance of having to farm around the poles.
I have it all in pasture so it bothers me none.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My farm had power lines running across it when I bought it. And phone lines-both of which they upgrading internet service. I receive nothing, and I doubt the previous owner did either. I live in Kentucky. In my opinion the lines should run along the road side, but they don't; they cross hills and hollows. Hard for them to work on! Good luck!! Mark.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Get a lawyer. Reason i say that also is because my friend is having a gas company run a line though the back side of is land. The gas company original offer was 8000 dollars. He got lawyer and its up to 200k now. He said if the Gas company would have offered him a fair offer to start with he never would have got the lawyer. So i dont know your deal but i think you will be money ahead to get a lawyer..
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Power line easement price? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I have a RR track and a power line that runs along the backside of my property I get nutting out of it other than it lowers my property tax value by 1/2 Smile..... Of course I had to point it out to the tax office to get it lowered...

In my case that's worth about 1K a year so trains don't bother me much Smile are that power line that hum's either..
 
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