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Apartment cable company Rent, Utilities

Discussion in 'Living in, Use of the Premises' started by dlbarton61, May 24, 2012.

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  1. dlbarton61

    dlbarton61 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    apartment complex will not allow me to used local cable company they have a company and they said you can only user the cable company that they have contract with , but the cable is bad and Internet also what can I do
     
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    shrinkmaster Well-Known Member

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    Find another apartment theres nothing you can do
     
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    mightymoose Moderator

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    Is there any language in your lease regarding this?
    If not, I don't believe your landlord has any say-so on how you spend your money.
    However, you may have problems if you try to install a dish.
     
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    shrinkmaster Well-Known Member

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    Installing cable requires dwelling alterations to some degree. I suspect this gives landlord right to refuse and perhaps he ha sa contract with company he suggets. many apertment complexs have contracts with certain cable or satilite companies
     
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    If it isn't in the lease then the tenant should be free to choose he service.
    The OP didn't say anything about the need to install equipment, though that is typically an issue when satellite dishes are required.
    The tenant shouldn't be bound by the landlord's contract unless it is in the lease. The landlord has no other way to enforce such a rule.
     
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    I believe this is a violation of the law. For instance, in my state, the Landlord Tenant act specifies :
    ………The landlord shall not
    interfere with or refuse to allow
    access or service to a tenant by a
    communication or cable television
    service duly franchised by a
    municipality

    So if Cox is franchised in your city, the Apt can't keep them out
     

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