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View Poll Results: Would you allow the installation of an antenna on your property's roof?
No, absolutely not, for aesthetic reasons 1 7.14%
No, absolutely not, but for other reasons 8 57.14%
Yes, as long as it was small (under 40 inches) 1 7.14%
Yes, as long as it is under medium sized (under 100 inches) 1 7.14%
Yes, as long as it is not long (under 200 inches) 0 0%
Yes, whatever my properties' roof will accomodate, I'm in! 3 21.43%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-22-2010, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Minnesota, USA
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Would you? I'm trying to see how open people are to ham radio and other antennas on their rental properties' roofs.

Assume that it is properly installed by a professional or with your oversight, and that it does not pose any risk to the tenants' health.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:10 AM
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It's not relevant what the landlord thinks. You can have an antennae pursuant to FTC regulations.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:18 AM
 
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I'm living in a 1200 unit rental Apartment complex and putting up antennas or satellite dishes is definitely verboten,its written down in the lease agreement.
Although i'm not too happy about being denied satellite tv option i do understand that its his (Landlords)buildings and he sets the rules,
one of the cons of apartment renting i guess.
If the poll is aimed at the landlord i'd probably say you could put up your antenna but no drilling into external walls.
As a renter i dont have any say in whether antennas go up or not..
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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It's not relevant what the landlord thinks. You can have an antennae pursuant to FTC regulations.
Really? Would that not be an alteration to the property?

If you substitute renter for landlord, then I agree with your statement
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:17 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Really? Would that not be an alteration to the property?

If you substitute renter for landlord, then I agree with your statement
The FTC rules are pretty clear about a renter's rights where installation of satellite dishes and antennae are concerned and cover all contingencies. So, yes, JS1's sweeping generalization does indeed give entirely the wrong impression of those rules and does seem to wrongly imply that a LL has no say at all on the subject.

Satellite dishes and antennae are getting smaller and smaller and many can now be easily installed on part of the leased property such as a balcony and with no drilled holes on the common structure necessary. The technology is changing all the time.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Unfortunately, ham radios bleed through TV's & Stereos.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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This question is sort of weird. Was the title a typo and it was supposed to be asking how landlords felt about installing attennas on their property? As a renter I don't care if an antenna is installed on the roof, and even I did, I doubt I have any legal standing to prevent it.

My understanding of the FCC policy on satellite dishes in rentals is that it must be allowed unless installation would damage the property or was a safety concern. In my complexes the leases have always addressed this, saying that you may have a small dish so long as it is in your own unit (such as on your balcony) but not in the common areas (not protuding past the footprint of the balcony or up on the roof, etc.) and that it must be free-standing and self-supported, not attached to the building by mechanical fasteners like screws or bolts that leave holes in the exterior. You take it with you when you move. This means if your unit faces the right direction to pick up satellite feeds, you may have a satellite dish on a stand, but you may not have an installer mount it to the building the way they do for permanent installs. If your unit does not face the right direction, or that part of the sky is blocked from your angle, you are out of luck.

Last edited by tilli; 06-23-2010 at 12:25 PM.. Reason: added thought
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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The FCC overrides any landlord or HOA rules, and basically says that you have the right to have a small antenna (like a small satellite dish, it specifies the size and I think the type too) anywhere on the property that you have exclusive use of.

So if you live in an apartment or condo, you don't have exclusive use of the yard or the roof, and can't put one there without permission from the owner. You can put one on your balcony. If you are in a duplex, townhouse, or single family and have exclusive use of the dwelling and yard, you can put one anywhere. The owner/HOA can ask that it be in certain places (such as "screened from view from the road", or "on the rear side of the roof") but if service is only available by having the dish in the middle of the front lawn, and you have exclusive use of the front lawn, you have the right to put the dish there.

Last edited by Lacerta; 06-23-2010 at 12:17 PM.. Reason: FCC, not FTC, oops
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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I thought the FCC said the rules apply to antennas for receiving video, cellular type communications, and information services but does not apply to communications by ham or cb radio? The LL can't refuse satellite or tv antenna outright but they can refuse if it damages the property, cause an expense the tenant refuses to pay, or can cause problems to another tenant. They can also limit where it can be installed so long as it won't cause problems with reception.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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Here is the link FCC Fact Sheet on Placement of Antennas
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