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    I just got a letter about needing a TV license. I know that the BBC enforces the licenses by sending enforcement officers to peoples' homes to check and that you can simply refuse to let them in or answer their questions if they come knocking. But I don't know if their access to my room is different since I'm in halls. The letter specifically mentions student accommodation as well as sending enforcement officers if I don't either pay or tell them I don't need a license. Ideally I'd like to just ignore it and tell them to bugger off if they come knocking but I don't know If the company that runs and maintains the accommodation could or would let them into my room or give them any of my personal and identifying info..
    Can anyone help me if they know more than I do?
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    I just got a letter about needing a TV license. I know that the BBC enforces the licenses by sending enforcement officers to peoples' homes to check and that you can simply refuse to let them in or answer their questions if they come knocking. But I don't know if their access to my room is different since I'm in halls. The letter specifically mentions student accommodation as well as sending enforcement officers if I don't either pay or tell them I don't need a license. Ideally I'd like to just ignore it and tell them to bugger off if they come knocking but I don't know If the company that runs and maintains the accommodation could or would let them into my room or give them any of my personal and identifying info..
    Can anyone help me if they know more than I do?
    1. You can ignore if you dont need one.
    2. Student halls do get visited from time to time.
    3. Your accommodation licence will point out you need a TV licence if you have a TV.
    4. The uni isn't going to want to know if you have a TV and no licence as thats your problem..
    5. They can get a warrant if they have reason to believe you are watching live TV.
    6. Yes they would give them your info if legally requested.
    7. Just get one for the flat or watch on your laptop.
    8. If you want to go down the roadman scholarship then good luck.
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    Tell their goons to piss off if they come knocking.
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    I've been watching TV without a 'license' because on the official tv licensing webpage it says as long as your parents have a tv license, you watch it on something with its own internal battery (I.e tablet or laptop) and don't plug it into the mains, you are covered by your parents by license ☺️
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    Your uni halls would have to comply with any court orders or warrants but they won't just let randoms into your room because they asked. So it would have to get pretty far before the halls let them in.
 
 
 
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