"It is up to the property owner to remove the dish, if he or she wants it gone. I sought answers from DirecTV and DISH, the most popular television satellite companies out there. I got similar responses from both."
"People who live in rental properties or are governed by homeowner association rules can install antennas on property they own or have exclusive control of. That means putting an antenna on a common area — such as a shared roof shared — may be prohibited, but putting one on a person's balcony is allowed. Landlords can also state preferences for locations."
"Many people believe it is the responsibility of the satellite service provider to remove the equipment since they are the ones who installed it, but this is not the case. According to a representative from DISH, "The dish, or antenna, is the property of the customer.". The tenant is actually responsible to remove their satellite dish;"
"The responsibility for disposing of the dish is that of the owner, industry officials said, although doing so is not a straightforward process. First, you need to remove it, which requires a socket wrench, a certain amount of muscle and possibly getting on top of a ladder on a roof or paying someone else to do it. Then there's the issue of disposing of the satellite dish properly. Many say the dishes end up in landfills, polluting the environment."