If my HOA requires that satellites be affixed to the rear of the house, can they require me to mount it to the house?

UPDATED: Jul 5, 2012

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If my HOA requires that satellites be affixed to the rear of the house, can they require me to mount it to the house?

I am aware of the FCC rule regarding satellite dishes. My tenants had a dish installed in the yard that is between my house and the neighbor’s house, because the tree-line prevented installation at the rear of the house, without being on the roof. I don’t want a technician drilling into my house. Since the rear of the house is not possible with it being in the yard, am I legally allowed to put the dish on the side of the house?

Asked on July 5, 2012 under Real Estate Law, North Carolina


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Maybe not.  Please take your documents to an attorney to review.  All of them are pertinant here. But if the rules say afixed to the rear then you may have to do that absent a valid reason for not doing so.  Now, you do seem to have a valid reason but another option to the side that is still in compliance.  I can understand that you do not wish damage to the roof or the potential warranty so find an alternative that still complies.  Maybe trim the trees?  Good luck.

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