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The Battle is on! My landlord now demands I remove my dish


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#21 OFFLINE   The Merg

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:47 PM

Keep us informed...

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#22 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:57 PM

I'll find out more tomorrow when I expect a response from someone to my strongly worded letter.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


#23 OFFLINE   Alebob911

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:21 PM

Get em' LV!!:D I'm pulling for you!

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:14 AM

Go Get Em Lord Vader!!!

They are Wrong and You are Right and In Your Rights as the Law States!!!

I had to do it and I won my battle after I showed them the Law!!!
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:18 AM

As others have said, you are quite within your rights under OTARD to have DirecTV even though the apartment complex has Dish network.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:31 AM

Good Luck, watching to see it play out.
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:10 AM

Me, too

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:36 AM

Good luck, it is just the rights of the individual are being "crushed" by these big companies and there "exclusive contracts". Heck my Mom has dish network installed in her home, I had a directv dish on the house (it was no longer in use since I moved out), the guy took it off of the house, and used the bottom part of the dish (the part that bolts to the house) on the new dish dish, I went and got the directv dish (the upper half), and brought it to my home, and was like W$F when half the dish is missing, thankfully I had a spare dish here and took off the bottom half and put it on my 3LNB dish.

Give em Hell Lord Vader!
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:28 AM

Please tell me you are keeping a detailed log and copies of all correspondence. You will need that when they elect to not renew your lease.

Perhaps you ought to post this to consumerist.com
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:55 AM

Good luck man, stay with it!!!!!!!
I went through something like this years ago at my last residence and the Home Owners' Assoc. chief "condo cammando" started chest pounding only to find that the rules/laws were in my favor and he went from King Kong to little monkey QUICK!:lol:

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:08 PM

Good luck, it is just the rights of the individual are being "crushed" by these big companies and there "exclusive contracts". Heck my Mom has dish network installed in her home, I had a directv dish on the house (it was no longer in use since I moved out), the guy took it off of the house, and used the bottom part of the dish (the part that bolts to the house) on the new dish dish, I went and got the directv dish (the upper half), and brought it to my home, and was like W$F when half the dish is missing, thankfully I had a spare dish here and took off the bottom half and put it on my 3LNB dish.

Give em Hell Lord Vader!


we do that everyday. Its so you dont drill anymore holes in peoples roof.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 02:28 PM

"He" is a "she."

She didn't get someone to do her work; rather, it was more coincidental that the very moment I walked in (unannounced and unexpected) to discuss an impending renovation, the leasing manager literally just hung up the phone with her regional manager.


Maybe I was a little quick with that one.

My thought was..."this is not me...THIS IS CORPORATE SPEAKING!" I watch for the man behind the curtain when I hear allusions to greater authority.

Opps,

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 02:58 PM

Please tell me you are keeping a detailed log and copies of all correspondence. You will need that when they elect to not renew your lease.

Perhaps you ought to post this to consumerist.com


Yes, I'm keeping records, but I don't think the lease renewal will be a problem. I was in yesterday to sign papers for my new lease and the renovation of my unit and my having to switch to another unit for a month this summer while they renovate my current one. They even have my deposit already for the one-month rental of the corporate suite while mine undergoes its remodeling.

Plus, like I said, if they decide to screw me with non-renewal, I'll make sure every person in this complex knows about their DBS dish rights. FYI, a few years ago--two property managers ago--I ran into a similar situation when that property manager (not her boss, the regional manager, like this time) told me to take my dish down. I showed her the OTARD rules and she backed down, but then she takes me aside and quietly says to me, "Please don't tell anyone else here. If they ask, we'll just say you're grandfathered."

Translation: "Please don't tell anyone else here that they, too, have the legal right to possess a dish like you. We'd prefer they have to go through our single provider because we get some of the kickback."

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:03 PM

FYI, a few years ago--two property managers ago--I ran into a similar situation when that property manager (not her boss, the regional manager, like this time) told me to take my dish down. I showed her the OTARD rules and she backed down, but then she takes me aside and quietly says to me, "Please don't tell anyone else here. If they ask, we'll just say you're grandfathered."

Translation: "Please don't tell anyone else here that they, too, have the legal right to possess a dish like you. We'd prefer they have to go through our single provider because we get some of the kickback."


I would explain that to the Manager and also remind them that they would lose in a Lawsuit which you are prepared to do and if they decide to terminate your lease then they will see another lawsuit.

I would also point out and underscore the part in the FCC Rules that you are within your rights and if they try to take down your dish I would tell them that your attorney will be right over with a restraining order until a judge can rule on the issue.

I believe that once they see you are in your rights and you will not back down they will quietly go away but I would tell everyone in the complex about the FCC Rules so that they will not suffer like you are doing or cave in because they don't know the Federal FCC Rule or Law.
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:11 PM

Believe me, if they attempt to make me remove the dish, my wrath they will suffer.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:45 PM

Good luck with your fight. We're all pulling for you.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:46 PM

I should know something soon, because I spoke with the property manager this morning after copying her in on the Email to her regional manager.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:59 PM

suspense ....

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:11 PM

Go get 'em Vader!

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:00 PM

Go get 'em Vader!

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