Must a communal apartment block in Spain provide BBC TV for an English resident if personal satellite dishes are not allowed?
Nothing else yet.
I am an spanish attorney.
In new apartments the law says that the building has to provide all kinds of comunications to each apartment but no in used ones
And in the new ones the comunity has to agree with the kind of comunication who decides provide in order to have just one plate for all the comunity
In new ones law do not allow to put several kinds of individual plates.
The law do not force the comunity to give an answer in a problem like yours
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX sorry to have so bad news for you
My apartment which is not in a new building had an expensive satellite system installed some years ago for English TV (using ASTRA One) which in my absence has had the dish and cabling removed by order of the Comunidad Committee. A new communal TV system has been installed which gives Spanish Terrestrial TV plus ASTRA 1 only, with no English entertainment Channels. All 84 residents have been charged €150 euros for the system, and I have been charged €25 for removing my dish and cabling. This is unfair, but is it legal?
Well, If the mayority of owners decides to change is compulsory for all of you
In order to get the chanels you want has to be voted for the most of them as article 17.4 of the law says
BUT its very important for you to know the 11.2 because it says that when you VOTED against the arregment to improve services that they vote for mayority, and this services will be more expensive for you than 3 months comunity quote, THEY WILL BE FORCED TO DO THE IMPROVEMENT BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY EVEN WHEN THEN CAN NO DENY YOU THE USE OF THE SERVICE WICH YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY
So, in future, all the improvements they decide, if you are not interested on, voted disagree, so if the mayority wins, and the cost is more than 3 months of the comunity fee, you will not have to pay for this improvement even when you got the right to use it
Link to the law
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