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Landlord permission

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by curt8403, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. curt8403

    curt8403 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 27, 2007
    For the installers out there, do you require written permission from a landlord, or will you accept verbal permission?
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    Only written!
  3. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    If the customer has a balcony or patio (i.e., an "exclusive use area") that has LOS, then no permission is needed. Other than that, I need written permission from the landlord before I attach anything to the building, install a pole, or drill.
  4. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
    Cover your butt. The installer isn't going to take the heat if you're landlord gets upset, you will. Get written permission, and make a copy for yourself.
  5. joe diamond

    joe diamond Hall Of Fame

    Feb 28, 2007
    Directv even has a form:
    It allows the dish to be put up, cable to be run & holes to be drilled as necessary.

    For fun ask who holds the general liability insurance.

    You, the customer, still are responsible for what maybe considered damage when you move out. If the tech drills a pipe or wire in your wall . . .

  6. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
  7. samrs

    samrs MANC

    May 30, 2004
    Flat Branch, NC

    Professional landlords include instructions in the lease. Some also include the cartoons from the FCC web site. Either or both will do.

    Less knowledgeable or perhaps shrewder slum lords provide a handwriten note that goes something like, "You have permission to have satellite installed." this along with my signed pre-installation worksheet get turned in with the workorder. Guaranteed to cost someone their security deposit.
  8. MrShowtime

    MrShowtime Legend

    Apr 8, 2009
    same thing as him. From experience I know how most of the complexes around my area work and their rules. And the customer will definitely be signing a prework authorization form before anything is done

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