Could a 5G mast devalue your home? Proposals for 50ft-high 5G masts leave homeowners fearing house price drop

A cellular tower overlooking towers
Some homeowners are concerned that 5G masts near their home could affect their house prices (Image credit: Getty Images)

Some homeowners are concerned that mobile telephone 5G towers in residential areas will devalue their property.

The issue hit the headlines when householders in Downswood, Kent, protested against a 5G mast next to their homes, claiming it will be an eyesore and that the house prices in the area could be significantly reduced.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.