I’m talking about damage that installation of a Satellite Antennae can cause.
If you haven’t experienced this issue, let me inform you the law provides that you must allow a tenant to install a Satellite Dish or Antennae if he or she wants to.
However, you as the Owner/Landlord have some rights.
You can dictate where they can put it and if the only area that you allow it to be installed does not give adequate reception, this is not your problem.
We recently had a tenant at one of our Esplanade condos here in Folsom install a Dish on the exterior wall of the building which caused him to bear the costs of removal and the HOA fine. He never got our permission to install it in the first place.
We had another tenant in a Single Family home here Folsom who decided to install a Satellite dish in the attic. The contractor/technician that installed it damaged a brand new HVAC system to the tune of $1,500. Guess who’s responsible for that…?
To eliminate any ambiguity as to who pays for the damage this issue might cause, we use the California Apartment Association’s “Satellite Dish/Antennae Addendum” in all of our leases. Tenants “must” get our permission to install a Dish or Antennae.
Using this form will put the responsibility on the tenant to maintain your property and not let them off the hook if they damage it by the installation of a Dish.
Just one more reason to use a professional property management company…!
Make it a Great Day…!
Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE firstname.lastname@example.org 916-203-1260