“Who is responsible for the TV antenna in my rental if the reception is poor, or simply not working at all?” Tenant, NSW
We asked Senior Property Manager at Mint360property, Paul Plakidis, for his advice.
Paul said if a strata company manages the property, any issues with the main antenna will be covered by strata. Still, internal issues will be the responsibility of the tenant.
“Therefore, you will need to make your enquiries if the poor reception is a result of your apartment’s TV outlet connection and not of the main antenna to the building,” he said.
“Before you make any service calls, it is best to check with the landlord/agent and neighbours to see if any other apartments are experiencing poor reception. The last thing you want is to be charged for a call-out fee for the antenna when the problem was a result of your internal connection or TV.”
Paul said that anyone in NSW experiencing this issue should refer to clause 52 of their Residential Tenancy Agreement.
“The tenant must satisfy itself as to the provisions of any electronic communication services to the premises (internet, television – analogue, digital or cable). The landlord gives no warranty in respect to the provisions or adequacy of such services to the premises.”
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Paul Plakidis is the Senior Property Manager at Mint360Property in Randwick, New South Wales. With years of industry experience and specialised knowledge of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, Paul is an integral figure in Mint360property's residential property management team. Paul launched his real estate career as a property officer in an Eastern Suburbs agency. He was quickly promoted to Senior Property Manager. His move to Mint360property in 2012 has resulted in his well-deserved reputation for being a knowledgeable, reliable and trustworthy professional.