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[F1Temporary code rightsU.K.

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F1Sch. 3A inserted (31.7.2017 for the purpose of making regulations under Sch. 3A para. 95, 22.11.2017 but only in relation to Sch. 3A para. 106, 28.12.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Digital Economy Act 2017 (c. 30), s. 118(6), Sch. 1 (with Sch. 2); S.I. 2017/765, reg. 2(ii)(jj); S.I. 2017/1136, reg. 2; S.I. 2017/1286, reg. 2(b)

27(1)This paragraph applies where—U.K.

(a)an operator gives a notice under paragraph 20(2) to a person in respect of any land,

(b)the notice also requires that person's agreement on a temporary basis in respect of a right which is to be exercisable (in whole or in part) in relation to electronic communications apparatus which is already installed on, under or over the land, and

(c)the person has the right to require the removal of the apparatus in accordance with paragraph 37 or as mentioned in paragraph 40(1) but the operator is not for the time being required to remove the apparatus.

(2)The court may, on the application of the operator, impose on the operator and the person an agreement between them which confers on the operator, or provides for the person to be bound by, such temporary code rights as appear to the court reasonably necessary for securing the objective in sub-paragraph (3).

(3)That objective is that, until the proceedings under paragraph 20 and any proceedings under paragraph 40 are determined, the service provided by the operator's network is maintained and the apparatus is properly adjusted and kept in repair.

(4)Subject to sub-paragraphs (5) and (6), the following provisions apply in relation to an order under this paragraph and an agreement imposed by it as they apply in relation to an order under paragraph 20 and an agreement imposed by it—

(a)paragraph 20(3) (time at which operator may apply for agreement to be imposed);

(b)paragraph 22 (effect of agreement imposed under paragraph 20);

(c)paragraph 23 (terms of agreement imposed under paragraph 20);

(d)paragraph 24 (payment of consideration);

(e)paragraph 25 (payment of compensation);

(f)paragraph 84 (compensation where agreement imposed).

(5)The court may make an order under this paragraph even though the period mentioned in paragraph 20(3)(a) has not elapsed (and paragraph 20(3)(b) does not apply) if the court thinks that the order should be made as a matter of urgency.

(6)Paragraphs 23, 24 and 25 apply by virtue of sub-paragraph (4) as if—

(a)references to the relevant person were to the person mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph, and

(b)the duty in paragraph 23 to include terms as to the payment of consideration to that person in an agreement were a power to do so.

(7)Sub-paragraph (8) applies where, in the course of the proceedings under paragraph 20, it is shown that a person with an interest in the land was entitled to require the removal of the apparatus immediately after it was installed.

(8)The court must, in determining for the purposes of paragraph 20 whether the apparatus should continue to be kept on, under or over the land, disregard the fact that the apparatus has already been installed there.]

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