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robbin
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join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
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reply to WHT

Re: Any wireless cell phone repeater systems out there?

Yes, every time anyone drills a hole it causes damage. It's not an excuse, it's a fact. Neither you, or any other wISP, has the authority to damage the private property of the landlord and violate the terms of the lease between said landlord and their tenant.

Actually this thread has helped me. I have discovered that my professional organization has a specific lease addendum. Not only does it prohibit holes through outside walls, etc. but I can also require an additional security deposit to "protect against possible repair costs" as well as liability insurance and indemnity to protect against "claims of personal injury and property damage to others".

Just search for the Satellite Dish and Antenna Addendum of the TAA (Texas Apartment Association)

DirecTv also has a permission form for property owners of rental properties and it states "...standard professional installation many times includes the drilling of holes in order to run cable and attaching a dish securely to the outside of the structure. Any such type of modification may be forbidden pursuant to the terms of your lease/rental agreement or may require pre-approval by the landlord."

Search for Directv installation permission if you want to read that one.

So, two documents from very large organizations which both recognize the right of the landlord to prohibit damage to their property by antennas covered by OTARD.


WHT

join:2010-03-26
Rosston, TX
kudos:5
said by robbin:

Yes, every time anyone drills a hole it causes damage.

It's de minimis damage.

said by robbin:

Neither you, or any other wISP, has the authority to damage the private property of the landlord

Agreed....No one has the authority to take a sledge hammer to a wall and rip open a ten foot hole to feed in a 3/8" coax.