The acquisition and divestment of property interests can be complex even for small generation projects connected to onshore distribution or transmission grids. For OFTO transactions, this complexity increases given the need to acquire and divest of property interests located:
- Offshore, which means dealing with The Crown Estate (TCE);
- Foreshore, which means dealing with either TCE, or the Duchies of Lancaster or Cornwall who are the other main landowners of the UK foreshore; and
- Onshore, which means dealing with individual property owners, local authorities, and a whole host of others who have property interests such as easements and wayleaves.