What happens if I don’t buy a TV Licence? | how to buy a tv without a tv licence

If you don’t have a licence or fail to repay your arrears, you could receive a court fine. It’s a criminal offence to watch live TV or use BBC iPlayer unless you have a valid TV licence.

Can TV license tell if you watch TV?

We also have a fleet of detector vans that can detect the use of TV receiving equipment at specifically targeted addresses within minutes. Find out more about visits, prosecutions and fines. Find out more about what happens if you don’t pay for a TV Licence (or have a free one)

Can I buy a TV with someone else’s TV license?

(A person buying a TV set must be in possession of a paid-up TV licence. And you can’t buy a TV using someone else’s licence.)

Can I cancel my TV Licence if I only watch Netflix?

You can cancel your licence if you no longer: watch or record TV on any channel via any TV service (e.g. Sky, Virgin, Freeview, Freesat) watch live on streaming services (e.g. ITVX, Channel 4, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Now, Sky Go)

How do TV Licensing catch you?

They have an implied right under common law to come to your front door and let you know they are there. You have the right to refuse entry, but TV Licensing may then use other methods such as a warrant from court, or detection equipment, which can find if there is TV-receiving equipment in your home.

Does Netflix count for TV license?

With a TV Licence, you can also watch live on streaming services (e.g. Amazon Prime and Channel 4) and access the full suite of award-winning movies, series and documentaries on BBC iPlayer. Some households enjoy having access to Netflix as well as being covered by a licence.

How much is TV Licence per month?

Monthly – from £13.25

We’ll spread the cost of your first Direct Debit licence over six months, at around £26.50 a month. From then on you’ll pay around £13.25 a month.

Can TV Licensing see your IP address?

Yes, although this is handled by the TV Licensing authority. They can trace most residential IP addresses to a specific home address and then verify if there’s a TV license registered to this address.

Can you have two names on a TV license?

No. A TV Licence is a legal document and can only have one name on it. Usually, one TV Licence allows the use of any TV receiving equipment by the licence holder, their family or any person visiting or working at the address.

How do I stop paying my TV Licence?

If you pay for your licence with a TV Licensing payment card (cash plan), call 0300 555 0286*. If you pay for your licence by Direct Debit, call 0300 790 0368*.

What do you need to buy a TV?

TV Buying Guide
Picture Quality. It’s still the most important factor to consider when purchasing a new TV and includes essential performance factors such as display resolution, HDR and color expression.TV Size. Choosing the right size of TV is also very important. TV Design. Smart TV. TV Sound.

Why do you need a TV Licence?

Why do I need a TV Licence? A TV Licence is a legal permission to install or use television receiving equipment to watch live on any channel, TV service or streaming service, and to use BBC iPlayer*. On any device.

Who is eligible for TV Licence refund?

you have already paid for your licence in full; you have one month or more left on it; less than two years have passed since the date the licence expired (If you are entitled to a free TV Licence or a blind concessionary licence, the two-year time limit does not apply to your refund request);

Can you get a refund for a TV Licence?

You can apply for a refund up to 14 days before the date you no longer need the TV Licence. If your licence has already expired, you can apply if less than two years have passed since the expiry date.

Are TV license threats real?

For this scam, the emails are disguised to look like they have been sent by the TV Licensing organisation. They may say you’re entitled to a refund for an overpayment or warn that your licence is about to expire. They will then ask you to respond by entering your bank details on a fake website.

Who is responsible for TV Licensing?

It is always the tenants’ responsibility unless the tenancy agreement states that the landlord is responsible. If you live in a shared property, it may also depend on whether there is a joint tenancy agreement or not.

Do students need a TV Licence?

Your parents’ TV Licence won’t usually cover you while you’re away at university. You will need your own licence to watch live on any channel, TV service or streaming service, and to use BBC iPlayer*. On any device.

How do they know if you don’t have a TV license?

There are a number of ways we can find out. At the heart of our operation is the TV Licensing database of approximately 31 million home and business addresses, telling us which of these have TV Licences. All of our visiting officers have access to this database and will check whether or not you have a licence.

How do the BBC know if you have a TV Licence?

The BBC will use your IP address to get your geographic location. They will then compare this location with their own records to check if you have a valid TV Licence. If your IP address shows you are located in the UK and you don’t have a TV Licence, the BBC will send you a warning notice to pay for a licence.

Do students need a TV Licence?

Your parents’ TV Licence won’t usually cover you while you’re away at university. You will need your own licence to watch live on any channel, TV service or streaming service, and to use BBC iPlayer*. On any device.

How much is TV Licence per month?

Monthly – from £13.25

We’ll spread the cost of your first Direct Debit licence over six months, at around £26.50 a month. From then on you’ll pay around £13.25 a month.