How can I convince my landlord to let me install a small satellite dish on my apartment balcony?
Some landlords are resistant to having satellite dishes installed on a rental unit. Your landlord may be concerned that the satellite dish will detract from the aesthetics of the property. Or, your landlord could be concerned that the installation of the satellite dish will damage the rental unit.
Fortunately, the law is on your side in this situation.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prohibits landlords from imposing restrictions that unreasonably impair your ability to install, maintain, or use a satellite dish that meets specified criteria:
For complete details on the FCC’s rule on satellite dishes, see www.fcc.gov/guides/installing-consumer-owned-antennas-and-satellite-dishes, or call the FCC at 888-CALL-FCC.