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    Has anyone or does anyone know someone who has actually been fined for not having one at uni? I've been told that if they do knock on your door you don't even have to let them in anyway and they're not allowed to look in your cupboards or anything.
    I don't really see how they could go knocking on doors in student halls either, smaller ones maybe but the place I live in is huuuuuge, it would take them all week to search them (there's six blocks).
    I just want to know like....lol
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    Actually I believe they are allowed to come into your room, but not allowed turn it upside down. However, do you really want to hide the telly everytime someone knocks on the door?

    I don't know anyone whose been caught, mainly since everyone here is way too poor to splash out £130 on a TV license. They can narrow the signal down to beyond six blocks, it's something like they can narrow it down to your house but maybe not your room.
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    Mommy and Daddy paid for mine.
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    They can't come into your room unless you let them, or your uni lets them - assuming you're in student halls.

    I've never heard of anybody being fined by them, but our university's policy was to refuse them access to all halls of residence anyway.

    As for knocking on doors - it's what they do best. They employ quite a few of their little officer people. Who are complete idiots.

    Oh, and to say conclusively, detector vans are a myth put about by the TVL people. There are plenty of ex-TVL employees on record as saying they are bull****, but most importantly the evidence from any sort of detection equipment has - in all the decades of television ownership - never been presented in a British court.
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    (Original post by Lib North)
    Oh, and to say conclusively, detector vans are a myth put about by the TVL people. There are plenty of ex-TVL employees on record as saying they are bull****, but most importantly the evidence from any sort of detection equipment has - in all the decades of television ownership - never been presented in a British court.
    So a scare/bullying tactic like their letters they send out? Anyone had a letter yet? I've never actually switched on a TV since arriving at uni.
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    Actually they can enter your room because the university lets them in. Also it only takes you to forget to switch it off and hide it once, and youve been had
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    Well, I'd imagine most unis don't let them in. Mine certainly didn't. It's rather a betraying the students and gives the uni no real gain. Plus, if you think about it, they'd have to waste their staff's time escorting TVL people about.
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    Actually they can enter your room because the university lets them in. Also it only takes you to forget to switch it off and hide it once, and youve been had
    Ah noxid, once more you stalk my dreams.
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    I hope they don't! I'm living outside the law and I love it!
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    Actually they can enter your room because the university lets them in. Also it only takes you to forget to switch it off and hide it once, and youve been had
    no, they sooo would not let them into the flat without us being there, checked our contract :P
    I suppose you know someone who got fined then?
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    We have a tv licence for the tv in our living area, which we all just put £30 for but a fair few of the people in the flats below us don't bother with one. I was told they had to have some sort of warrant to search your premises anyway, but I don't know if that's correct or not.
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    They need a warrant granted by a court unless the occupant lets them in.

    Obviously this is you, or conceivably your university. Landlords generally have a clause in their rental agreements about letting people in and notice periods etc.
 
 
 
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