House value cut because of phone mast

A resident of the Friesian village of Mantgum has had the official value of his house reduced by 15% because a mobile phone mast is to be built next to his home.

The court in Leeuwarden ordered the reduction because new buyers might be afraid of the health risks living next to a mast, the AD reports.
Even though reports show there is no health risk associated with the masts, people may think differently, the judge said.

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