Jan 20, 2020 - 12:30 AM
I am unsure from the details here whether the lease was reinstated with you or not. Either way, it sounds like they already found another solution and are not coming back. In terms of your options, it depends upon what they did. If they built a new tower nearby, then your probability of trying to get another carrier on the tower is low because of the new tower and their ability to market it more effectively than you. If they did not build a new tower, then you can attempt to market the tower or tear it down. I can't tell you what their responsibility is regarding tearing down the tower- it depends upon the lease and the court decision. As to marketing the tower, it's hard to market a tower even with professional salespeople in the area, harder still as an individual. The best thing to do would be to make sure that the site is registered with the FCC (Antenna Structure Registration) and have your contact information attached to it. That way if someone is interested, they can contact you. The next best option would be to reach out to the carriers via their websites. While not directly on point to your situation, this article does include links to submitting a site to the carriers. https://www.steelintheair.com/get-a-c...
If you do take over the tower, you need to insure it and maintain it. And if over 200' or within 5 miles of a public airport, it needs to be lit and monitored for FAA obstruction.