By Farmers Weekly staff

LANDLORDS and owner-occupiers will receive higher electricity wayleave payments from 1 April in line with the deal struck between electricity companies and farmer organisations three years ago.

Landlords now receive £4.40 for a single pole, an increase of 3.6%. Tower payments are up by 10%, to £35.95 for a structure with a 9.1m2 base, and to £91.80 for one with a base of 18.3m2.

Owner occupiers benefit from both landlord and occupier payments, so they also receive more money. But occupier rates (which can be calculated by deducting owner payments from the owner occupier payments) remain unchanged.