Most of us know by now that TV services in the UK are going digital by 2012. But if you live in a rented property, who’s responsible for paying for it? You, or your landlord? In general, the rule is the same as for other services – if you can see a socket then it’s the landlord’s responsibility to make sure it’s working.

So, if there’s a satellite dish on the side of the house, the landlord would be expected to pay for connection while it’s the tenant’s responsibility to pay the monthly subscription.If you’re in any doubt, check your tenancy agreement. And whatever you do, don’t leave it until the last minute.Speak to your landlord now to find out what their plans are.

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