Can they get English television?

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QUESTION: In our community we have a long-standing problem with our communal television antenna. The Sky satellite dish on our roof is too small to receive English TV channels for the English-speaking owners. Even though our community fees include the rooftop dish, the administration will not provide for English channels. Even worse, they will not allow television technicians access to the roof to maintain the private antennas of some owners.  What recourse do the English owners have?

R.O. (Mallorca)

ANSWER: You can call an Extraordinary General Meeting with the support of one-quarter of the owners or you can wait for the next general meeting, and make sure you have the antenna question on the official Agenda. With any luck you will find that your request comes under Article 17 of the Law of Horizontal Properties, which provides that a vote to provide access to telecommunications requires only a one-third positive vote. The members who vote against it cannot be charged for the installation, however, only those who vote in favour.

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Also, you want to make sure that your Sky is reception is legal. Basically, it is not allowed to receive it in Spain.

 

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