Can my housing manager force me to change cable companies?

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Our housing manager has signed a contract with Direct TV. I have been informed that I have to switch from SuddenLink, who is my ISP to the DSL provider that DirectTV. We are told it will save us money. I don't have cable TV. I only have internet through my ISP, but it is cable, and much faster than DSL .

Our housing manager has signed a contract with Direct TV. I have been informed that I have to switch from SuddenLink, who is my ISP to the DSL provider that DirectTV. We are told it will save us money. I don't have cable TV. I only have internet through my ISP, but it is cable, and much faster than DSL . Is it legal, for me to be forced to change, because my housing manager has signed this contract?
the lease I signed, only states that satellites are not permitted. All the buildings in the complex, are wired for cable through SuddenLink. I just can't imagine the rental company paying to wire all 56 apartments for DSL and satellite..unless they intend to make the tenants foot the bill to not only switch,

the lease I signed, only states that satellites are not permitted. All the buildings in the complex, are wired for cable through SuddenLink. I just can't imagine the rental company paying to wire all 56 apartments for DSL and satellite..unless they intend to make the tenants foot the bill to not only switch, but also pay to have it installed

Best Answer:

Tender Heart: How fast is the DSL? How fast is your cable connection? If you need the extra speed for non-commercial purposes, then you could argue the point, then it is a trade between the terms of whatever lease exists between you and the landlord and your needs that DSL cannot meet.

You should check with the landlord and not the site/housing manager unless they are the same person. The manager may not have the final say.

If you are doing any form of business from the property, then unless this is covered in the lease you will probably have no grounds at all for staying with your current ISP.

Finally, if you do have to change then unless you have contravened any terms of a lease or other provisions that apply, then the landlord/manager should pay for any costs involved including any cancellation fees for your existing ISP connection.

I hope this helps.

Other answer:

Tender Heart:
Completely depends on your lease. I assume house manager = landlord? (Have never heard the term house manager)
Barnes:
Only if your tenancy contract states that the manger is entitled to enforce the change.
AJ:
Since it sounds like you are not in the US, can't help you.
Bob:
yes it is

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