Is the following to be construde as Theft,Trespass or criminal Damage?

  SparkyJack 14:17 PM 07 Jul 11
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My daughter has a basement flat- her TV reception is via FreeSat. In recent days she has lost signle- looking at the dishes [there are two] She became aware the the dish that belongs to the upper flat had its feed redirected to another window frame inlet, and concluded that the tenants above had knocked her dish 'Off line' in carrying out the re routing work.. She contacted the letting agent and they authorized that the installer should attend to re align her dish However when the installer completed the work he reported that not only was the dish off, but one of her down feeds[she has 2 LNB's] had also been dis connected and redirected to the upper flat.

So what is that to be construed as?

As the upper tenants are a 'rotating' gang of Polish workers who come and go[Which sounds like to be like a sub-sub let scam] One wonders what will happen when they discover they now have lost reception.

  zzzz999 14:41 PM 07 Jul 11

could have just been a mistake or accident when someone was up on the roof

  woodchip 15:06 PM 07 Jul 11

theft and it should be disconnected, and reconnected to you tv

  woodchip 15:08 PM 07 Jul 11

theft and it should be disconnected, and reconnected to you tv.

Your Disconnected LNB cable should be there but hanging loose, it should be reconnected to you LNB that they are using

  Forum Editor 19:00 PM 07 Jul 11

Allegations of theft are premature, and uncalled for - there's no evidence of it, and in any case nobody can 'steal' a Freesat signal, it doesn't belong to you.

The LNB feed certainly belongs to the person who owns the satellite dish however, and if it has been diverted - accidentally or deliberately you are entitled to feel aggrieved.

"So what is that to be construed as?"

A very irritating occurrence, nothing more. From what you say it appears to have been rectified, so that's really the end of it, isn't it?

  SparkyJack 15:26 PM 08 Jul 11

FE wrote Thursday

*A very irritating occurrence, nothing more. From what you say it appears to have been rectified, so that's really the end of it, isn't it? Like this post*

Weeeel being charitable one could say that, perhaps as the people concerned are from another place they may not be to technically adept- perhaps may be- though knew enough to divert the downfeed.

Below is a quotation from my daughters latest with what the engineer had to report.

*Jay's engineer installed my facility just over a year ago and clearly recalls doing so as it was a complex exercise running the cable around the outside of the building. He also recalls the dish above mine having a detached cable. He assures me that the part in question could not come off on its own, nor the cable end shove itself back in its hole (please excuse my lack of technical terms). Regrettably I don't have a witness to their actions but can't imagine who else would want / need to do this. Do you? Do they? Unless ofcourse it was Mr Nobody?*

  lotvic 21:44 PM 08 Jul 11

So had the cheeky blighters disconnected one of her LNB lines and plugged their own cable in instead so they could watch tv using her dish? (except they'd knocked dish out of alignment so the signal was lost anyway)

  spuds 01:16 AM 09 Jul 11

Surely, this would be the letting agents responsibility, if one of their tenants were doing unsavoury deeds?.

If it was me, I would be looking at my meter readings, and see if the utility supply had been diverted!.

  morddwyd 07:40 AM 09 Jul 11

"Regrettably I don't have a witness to their actions"

Like the FE said, that's it then.

Anything else is speculation, no matter how well founded.

  finerty 19:08 PM 09 Jul 11

the thing is it is speculation even if you have that gut feeling, contact the letting agency and let them decide the best course of action. There are a lot of scams out their from all walks of life. Now one wants to point the finger but you may well know who did but try too look for a solution rather say ee did or er did or they did it or erm did.

  finerty 19:11 PM 09 Jul 11

the thing is it is speculation even if you have that gut feeling, contact the letting agency and let them decide the best course of action. There are a lot of scams out their from all walks of life. Now one wants to point the finger but you may well know who did but try too look for a solution rather say ee did or er did or they did it or erm did. last latter qouted from danger mouse oh crumbs

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