“Who is responsible for the TV antenna in my rental if the reception is poor, or simply not working at all?” – Jo (NSW)
Where does the TV antenna responsibility lie?
We asked Senior Property Manager at Mint360property, Paul Plakidis for his advice.
Paul said if the property is managed by a strata company, any issues with the main antenna will be covered by strata, but internal issues will be the responsibility of the tenant.
“Therefore, you will need to make your own 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/or 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.”
Anyone in NSW experiencing this issue to refer to clause 52 of their Residential Tenancy Agreement, Paul said.
“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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