Can my landlord prohibit me from installing a satellite dish?
May 17, 2007 8:13 AM Subscribe
Can my landlord prohibit me from installing a satellite dish on my apartment's property?
posted by soonertbone to law & government (36 answers total)
I live on the first floor in an apartment building with six apartments. I'm wanting to get Directv but was recently denied permission by the rental company. At first, they tried to deny me permission because it would be damaging to the building. When I explained that there are a few ways that I could install the dish without having to mount it to the building, they then changed the argument: Now, they say that allowing me to install it would "be setting a precedent for everyone else that wishes to have satellite service as well."
1) Is this allowed? It seems like such a screwy reason for denying me permission that I feel like it has to be challengeable in some way.
2) If it's not allowed, should I challenge it? I've always had good relations with all my landlords, and I'm hesitant to raise too big a stink about it. What might happen if I do?