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    Did anyone bother with a TV licence at uni? What are the chances of getting caught without one?

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    I know loads of people who got caught while I was at Oxford, Hehehehhheee!

    You take your chance, and all that...
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    Take a portable set that runs on batteries. Then you're covered under your parents licence and don't need your own.
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    (Original post by nas7232)
    Did anyone bother with a TV licence at uni? What are the chances of getting caught without one?

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    Yeah I got one but I know quite a few people who didn't and never got caught.
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    They tend to be pretty strict about checking student properties. The house i rent in Bristol had been empty over last summer, i moved in mid-september and had someone at the door within 2 days to check i had a license (luckily did!). And i've heard of people checking halls of residence as well....resulting in students in court with £1000 fines! :eek:
    If you're only gonna use the license for 9 months of the year (say start of october til end of june), then when you're finished with it you can fill in a form and send them evidence of your term dates and claim back a quarter of the license fee, so will only cost you £90ish for the year. I did that last year, was pretty straightforward. I really dont think it's worth taking the risk!
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    Although i like taking risks, i dont think its worth the hassle. Unless i do what someone said here, that i put batteries in the tv and hide the actual wire
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    I never bothered in my 1st year and didn't get caught
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    some places don't let the inspectors in
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    (Original post by PQ)
    the £1000 fines are a threat rarely carried out - 95% of people caught without a licence are let off if they buy a licence within a week or so.
    Cool, i'll just say i never knew we was meant to have a license and act really shocked like :eek: :confused: then hopefully i'll get a slap on the wrist at the maximum
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    Not from the UK, so what is a TV license? Is it like cable?
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    Don't be a mong and buy a TV license....yes they do check and yes you will get fined.
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    Oh and pleading ignorance won't really help as most unis include TV licence reminders in your welcome packs/all round campus etc.
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    (Original post by Fleece)
    Don't be a mong and buy a TV license....yes they do check and yes you will get fined.
    :confused: ?
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    (Original post by Fleece)
    Oh and pleading ignorance won't really help as most unis include TV licence reminders in your welcome packs/all round campus etc.
    lol...

    i'll just do what pq said .
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    good good
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    (Original post by PQ)
    If you aren't planning on getting a tv licence (whether you are planning on using a mains connected TV or not) it's worth printing out this guide http://www.tvlicensing.biz/leaflets/...ence_guide.pdf and keeping it to hand in case the inspectors come acalling.
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    http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/information/students.jsp
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    I say, don't bother with a TV. Who needs such technical things anyhow?
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    Even if its just a 95% chance of getting fined it does not sound worth it, £90 for 2/3 of the year is not too bad and much better than the alternative £1000 fine!
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    i thought it was £90 per year?
 
 
 

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