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Television Antenna Service Policy Supplement

Last published 20 Aug 2012

This document provides additional information to support Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) Television Antenna Service Policy.

1. Free to air television antenna for multi unit apartment buildings with a common antenna system

Buildings not owned by LAHC but managed by FACS

If a tenant lives in an apartment unit with a common antenna system, which has been secured by FACS via the headleasing program, the responsibility and maintenance of the common antenna television system remains with the body corporate or owner’s corporation. Any concerns regarding the television service needs to be presented in writing to FACS, who will then pass on those concerns to the private landlord or the landlord’s agent.

Buildings where FACS provides some financial assistance, but the unit is not owned by LAHC

If a client lives in an apartment unit with a common antenna and FACS provides some financial assistance via the private rental subsidy assistance program, the responsibility and maintenance of the common antenna television system remains with the body corporate or owner’s corporation. Any concerns regarding the television service needs to be presented directly to the private landlord or the landlord’s agent.

2. Free to air television antenna for properties with an individual antenna system

Properties with an individual antenna system which is not owned by LAHC but managed by FACS

If a tenant lives in a property with an individual antenna system, which is owned by the Aboriginal Housing Office and managed by FACS, in most cases, a television antenna outlet together with the cabling system has been provided. However, the installation and maintenance of a free to air television antenna and connection to the relevant cabling system is the responsibility of the tenant. Prior to installing a free to air television antenna, tenants must submit a request to FACS, who will obtain a decision from the Aboriginal Housing Office on behalf of the tenant.

If a tenant lives in a property with an individual antenna system, which has been secured by FACS via the headleasing program, in most cases, a television antenna outlet together with the cabling system will be provided, however a free to air television antenna is not guaranteed. If a free to air antenna has not been provided, permission to install a free to air television antenna and connection to the relevant cabling system will need to be obtained from the private landlord or the landlord’s agent. FACS will seek permission from the private landlord or the landlord’s agent once a written request is received from the tenant. If permission is granted, the tenant will be responsible for engaging a qualified licensed contractor, paying all associated costs relating to the installation of the free to air television antenna and the connection to the cabling system. If the headlease property has a free to air television antenna installed, the responsibility for maintenance of the free to air television antenna could vary, therefore, any concerns regarding the television service will need to be presented FACS, who will advise of the course of action.

Properties with an individual antenna where FACS provides some financial assistance, and the property is not owned by LAHC

If a tenant lives in a property with an individual antenna system and FACS provides some financial assistance via the private rental subsidy assistance program, any concerns or issues relating to the television service or television antenna, needs to be presented directly to the private landlord or the landlord’s agent.

NOTE: The private landlord has absolute discretion to decline the request to install a free to air antenna service and there is not right of appeal for FACS or the tenant.

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