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10 things you need to know about TV Licences

10 things you need to know about TV Licences Not got a TV Licence? You could get fined. Read on to find out the facts about TV Licensing – and make sure you don’t get caught out… 

  1. A colour TV Licence costs £147. You can choose whether to pay for the whole year at once or in installments.
  2. If you watch TV in your room in halls, your room needs to be covered by its own TV Licence.
  3. If you live in a shared house with a joint tenancy agreement, then you’ll probably only need one TV Licence for all residents. Just make sure it’s been paid for!
  4. If you have a separate tenancy agreement for your own room then you’ll need your own individual TV Licence.
  5. If your accommodation is self-contained (if you have exclusive access to washing facilities, or your own entrance) you’ll need your own individual TV Licence.
  6. You may be eligible for a TV Licence refund if you move out of your term-time address over the summer. This is only the case if the Licence is valid for at least three full months when you leave.
  7. Your TV Licence won’t automatically move with you if you change address, so it’s important to let TV Licensing know your new address to ensure you’re covered.
  8. If you have a TV Licence you can only use BBC iPlayer away from home if the device you’re using it on isn’t plugged into the electricity mains.
  9. You don’t need a TV Licence if you don’t watch or record live TV and only use on-demand platforms other than BBC iPlayer.
  10. You risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000 if you’re caught without a TV Licence.

Still not sure if you need a TV Licence? Contact TV Licensing before it’s too late.