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# 41995 27-Sep-2009 22:04
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Hi, I am moving out, don't know could I ask to take out my Freeview antenna which I paid installed with me
to the new house, or could I ask my landloard to share the cost with me if they are happy to keep it as they are using it as well?

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  # 258792 27-Sep-2009 22:08
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Not too sure what you want to hear?

Yes you could probably take it, though that would depend on what you and the landlord agreed upon. I would see if they could pay you for it.

Are you wanting to know if it will work at another location? Probably, but that would depend on the type of antenna you had installed, and where you are going.

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  # 258796 27-Sep-2009 22:12
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Did you pay in full for it to be installed, or did your landlord contribute?

If you paid, and had no other agreement concerning it with your landlord, then its yours - take it away.


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  # 258806 27-Sep-2009 22:41
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Thanks for the reply, yeah, I paid full for the install, and the whole house are enjoying it. The problem is there are no formal agreement for what to do with it when I am leaving.

I would like leave at it was for the house, but get a reasonable refund for the antenna. But as the landlord are leaving and going to sale/rent the house, if he don't want to pay for it, and I still need install new antenna for the new place I am going to leave, I will probably just take it with me.

If in case he don't want pay for it and wouldn't allow me to take it, what kind of right do I have?

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  # 258811 27-Sep-2009 22:55
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As I presume you installed it without the permission of the landlord I would just take it away with you.

But be aware if you are taking it down make sure you take it down properly and fill any holes in the roof/holes with the cabling etc etc in a proper manner or it could come back to you as a nasty shock. Imagine if water got into the holes of the removed antenna and it did water or whatever damage to the house and you are resposible for it.

IMHO the Cost of removing it (professionally) might cost maybe what you actually paid to install it including removing cabling etc etc so is it worth removing it?

Just ask the landlord.. he may say no and make you remove it professionally and cost you $$$.

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  # 258872 28-Sep-2009 08:58
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Yeah, my landlord agreed on the install and they were there during the install. And the thing is: to properly remove it could cost more than I want.


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  # 258874 28-Sep-2009 09:02
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+1 LennonNZ

Most rental agreements have fine print to state you have to leave the property in the same condition etc as you got it. So taking down an antenna and leaving holes wouldnt be acceptable... which is obvious anyway :)

The l/lord will probably be fine with you leaving it there as its an extra for renting the place out again (Freeview ready!) - getting them to cover part cost could be fun tho... they can just say no and thats it. You then take the antenna or leave it.... both ways are going to cost really.

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  # 258911 28-Sep-2009 10:20
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Is it roof mounted?, or mounted on a "hockey stick" screwed onto a barge board of the house?

If it is the latter removing the antenna is not too much drama as the holes are unlikely to cause any water egress, and can easily filled with putty/bog.

If it is mounted on the steel roof, it becomes a much harder kettle of fish to remove, as you need to ensure that the holes are fully water proofed.

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