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>> No. 27502 Anonymous
14th July 2020
Tuesday 6:27 pm
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How uncommon is it to not pay for a TV license? I don't use the BBC, watch or record any live television and my TV is not connected to an aerial. As far as I can tell, I'm not breaking any laws, but I'm hesitant to go about declaring this as I don't understand on what grounds it's determined you need a license, at this time as well I really don't want someone I don't know coming into my home to tell me I need to pay for something I wouldn't be using.
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>> No. 27503 Anonymous
14th July 2020
Tuesday 6:41 pm
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>>27502

I haven't paid one in maybe 5 years, it is fine. The rules are, no live TV, no iPlayer.

You can watch all the streaming services you want without a TV licence. I suspect they might fight a legal battle at some point to require a TV licence for twitch, but that is a court battle that hasn't happened yet.
>> No. 27504 Anonymous
14th July 2020
Tuesday 6:43 pm
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TV Licencing have no right to come into your house; you can turn them away at the door.

https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/telling-us-you-dont-need-a-tv-licence
>> No. 27506 Anonymous
14th July 2020
Tuesday 6:50 pm
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>>27503
>I suspect they might fight a legal battle at some point to require a TV licence for twitch
What conceivable rationale exists for that?
>> No. 27507 Anonymous
14th July 2020
Tuesday 6:53 pm
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I don't pay for one because I don't have a TV. They sent me some letters once then sent a guy to knock on my door; I told him to come back in a bit (I'd left porn open on my monitor when I'd gone to answer the door) and that was the last I heard of it.
>> No. 27508 Anonymous
14th July 2020
Tuesday 6:53 pm
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>>27502
You don't need a license.

You can just cancel it online and they'll say they will send someone round, but they very rarely do. In the event that they do send someone round, you don't have to let them in.

Tell them politely to come back another day as you're busy, but reiterate you don't need a license to them as you don't watch broadcast TV or use iPlayer. Then just bin their letters.

You are under no obligation to inform them that you don't need a license if your premises is currently unlicensed. Just bin the letters and definitely don't listen to the lad who works for Capita when he eventually replies trying to gaslight this post.
>> No. 27509 Anonymous
14th July 2020
Tuesday 7:20 pm
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>>27506

it is a live broadcast.
>> No. 27513 Anonymous
14th July 2020
Tuesday 7:39 pm
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>>27508
>You are under no obligation to inform them that you don't need a license if your premises is currently unlicensed.
This. You can basically ignore them. They send cycles of scary letters, but after a while you'll get the pattern. They only bother doing house calls if they have enough of them in the area to justify it, and in any case you don't even have to answer the door.

Some people will tell you about various notices you can send them. Ignore this advice. TVL have some funky powers when it comes to search warrants, to the point where "obstructing a warrant" is a separate offence. They don't have much of a budget for actually doing this, so they use these sparingly, and sending them nastygrams is a really good way to get yourself on their radar.

In short: just ignore them.
>> No. 27514 Anonymous
14th July 2020
Tuesday 7:44 pm
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If they don't have you name to the address, there's nothing they can do. Same with bailiffs.
>> No. 27517 Anonymous
15th July 2020
Wednesday 8:58 am
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I haven't had a licence in over ten years. In that time I've had two or three 'I called.' notices throught the door, one of which I actually stood there and watched the guy put through the letterbox without ringing the doorbell. Clearly they couldn't give a toss so I've never even had the chance to deploy my 'nah mate it's only for Netflix' line.
>> No. 27518 Anonymous
15th July 2020
Wednesday 9:01 am
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>How uncommon is it to not pay for a TV license?
>TV Licencing
>You don't need a license.

Lads, stop fucking about.

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