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  • Tenant asking me to pay to install aerial for Freeview?

    I have a new tenant moved in and there is a Sky dish available but Freeview does not work from it. Would i need to get an installer to run another cable from the dish?
    And if so at whose cost landlords or tenants?

  • #2
    Freeview works from a sky dish. That's what we do here at home.
    Squadly dinky do!

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    • #3
      I have always provided free view rooftop digital aerial as a minimum to one point in the property as a base service but I guess that could be my choice.

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      • #4
        His Freeview decoder is inbuilt into his TV, i think these type of decoders do not operate on the Dishes and require a UHF Aerial. The separate Freeview decoder boxes work on Sky Dish, i am told.

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        • #5
          tell him to buy a pug in aerial

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          • #6
            You're correct that some freeview decoders require a UHF aerial. Had one, was excellent.

            To my knowledge you're not required to provide TV access to a residential rental.

            As jimO has said, there are plug-in UHF aerials. They're crap, but they exist, so the tenant could solve this problem himself.

            But really, it's not going to cost that much, and it'll improve the tenant relationship, I'd just go ahead and get one installed. Use it next time you increase rent as a justification if he pushes back at all.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by mrsaneperson View Post
              His Freeview decoder is inbuilt into his TV, i think these type of decoders do not operate on the Dishes and require a UHF Aerial. The separate Freeview decoder boxes work on Sky Dish, i am told.
              The warehouse sells Freeview decoder boxes for about $130, don't they?
              That would be cheaper than installing a UHF aerial.

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              • #8
                $200-$300?
                Just do it.
                Mindless TV watching = happy tenants.
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                • #9
                  I have installed the UHF aerials at my properties because that way they stay with the property and you know it's been installed by a professional. And i do get them to run points for each bedroom and lounge as it's simpler to do it all at once.

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                  • #10
                    Sounds like a cheap improvement to your property
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                    • #11
                      I would install the aerial and have a happy tenant.
                      Just part of the customer focus I have maybe!

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                      • #12
                        Yes i agreed to provide the install free of charge. I guess i could have asked him to buy a stand alone decoder for getting Freeview from the Sky dish but didn't.

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                        • #13
                          Freeview Satellite is not HD so the quality is not the same.
                          Also sometimes you need to change the LNB of the Sky dish.

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                          • #14
                            Hi Mrsaneperson

                            Yeah unfortunately the cost is on you....
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FJW View Post
                              Hi Mrsaneperson

                              Yeah unfortunately the cost is on you....
                              I wouldn't have thought so. He has supplied the means to get Freeview through the existing equipment. It's not his fault that the tenant's TV is incompatible with it. He can't control the whims of all TV manufacturers or tenants' purchasing decisions.
                              He has decided to bite the bullet, but I don't think he is morally or legally required to.
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