Warning given to caravan owners over TV licences

Warning given to caravan owners over TV licences

Warning given to caravan owners over TV licences

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CARAVAN owners are being reminded they need a licence if they plan to watch live television.

TV Licensing has issued the warning as thousands of people descend on Weymouth for their summer holidays.

Richard Chapman, spokesman for TV Licensing, said it was important people from Weymouth understood the licensing requirements if they planned to watch TV in their holiday homes.

He added: “Being caught watching TV without a licence could put a real dampener on your holidays – we want people to ensure that they stay on the right side of the law. The law says that anyone who owns a static caravan or mobile home, and watches or records TV here, is not covered by their home licence if TV is simultaneously being viewed by someone else in their main residence.

“In this case, a separate licence is needed to cover the holiday accommodation.”

No licence is needed for a touring caravan so long as a valid TV licence is held for the main home address.

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2:02pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Isosceles says...

TV Licensing has issued the warning as thousands of people descend on Weymouth.
How did these thousands of people manage their TV sets and other luggage as they descended by parachute or hot air balloon?
TV Licensing has issued the warning as thousands of people descend on Weymouth. How did these thousands of people manage their TV sets and other luggage as they descended by parachute or hot air balloon? Isosceles
  • Score: 1

2:02pm Tue 22 Jul 14

cosmick says...

So do travellers have them? NO. Will the they ever be checked NO!
Pick on easy targets by fear.
Do away with tv licence cost end of problem.
Sack all the staff and sell off the buildings, i make that a win win.
So do travellers have them? NO. Will the they ever be checked NO! Pick on easy targets by fear. Do away with tv licence cost end of problem. Sack all the staff and sell off the buildings, i make that a win win. cosmick
  • Score: 12

6:13pm Tue 22 Jul 14

WestDorsetLass says...

cosmick wrote:
So do travellers have them? NO. Will the they ever be checked NO!
Pick on easy targets by fear.
Do away with tv licence cost end of problem.
Sack all the staff and sell off the buildings, i make that a win win.
So you're saying shut down the BBC (which is funded by the TV licence)?

But to get back to the point, does Mr Chapman from TV Licensing honestly think it's either 1) fair, or 2) enforceable to insist that people who use their caravans for maybe 2 weeks a year splash out on a separate TV licence? How can they ever prove that no-one is watching the home TV at the same time?

It's ridiculous - and demonstrates the bully-boy tactics of this shambles of an organisation.
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: So do travellers have them? NO. Will the they ever be checked NO! Pick on easy targets by fear. Do away with tv licence cost end of problem. Sack all the staff and sell off the buildings, i make that a win win.[/p][/quote]So you're saying shut down the BBC (which is funded by the TV licence)? But to get back to the point, does Mr Chapman from TV Licensing honestly think it's either 1) fair, or 2) enforceable to insist that people who use their caravans for maybe 2 weeks a year splash out on a separate TV licence? How can they ever prove that no-one is watching the home TV at the same time? It's ridiculous - and demonstrates the bully-boy tactics of this shambles of an organisation. WestDorsetLass
  • Score: 7

4:03pm Wed 23 Jul 14

toyota777 says...

Mr chapman obviously has nothing to do, so sack him and save money there, he must be one hell of a load of fun to work with as well.
Mr chapman obviously has nothing to do, so sack him and save money there, he must be one hell of a load of fun to work with as well. toyota777
  • Score: 1

4:17pm Wed 23 Jul 14

toyota777 says...

Better bring your TV with you or Chapman might come knocking on your door.
Better bring your TV with you or Chapman might come knocking on your door. toyota777
  • Score: 0

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