There are five homes
in Rock Street S3
without a TV Licence
[graffitti] Maybe they have a life
That would be Rock Street, Sheffield then?
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Is your house there?
Anyway, this is yet another prong in TVL's "You're guilty until
There are a variety of reasons why a home might not legitimately have a TV licence.
- It may be unoccupied, the previous occupier having transferred their licence to their new house.
- The occupier may not be able to afford a TV Licence and has forgone the need to own a TV.
- The occupier may have decided that all the stuff on TV is shite and isn't worth the TV, or the licence.
- The occupier may simply have taken the stand that they disagree with the licence on principle and decided not to have a TV.
- The occupier may have a TV but may only use it to view DVDs/videos/Wii/X-Box, and not to watch live TV.
Or there's one reason why they may illegally not have a TV licence and that's
- That they have equipment that is both capable of, and is being used to, receive as-broadcast TV signals.
That bolded bit is important - it's why the owner in #5 above is able to own a TV yet not be required to have a licence. It's also, incidentally, why it's possible for someone not to own a TV, but still be required to have a licence (TV receivers on PC's are an example of the latter.)
Anyway, the poster above implies, as do the letters they send that border on barratry, that everyone(without exception) without a TV Licence falls into the latter group.
I'm sure the BBC have better things to spend the
You need to be covered by a valid TV Licence if you watch or record TV as it's being broadcast. This includes the use of devices such as a computer, laptop, mobile phone or DVD/video recorder.
 For the benefit of those fortunate to not be harassed by TVL - "TV Licencing" is actually a trademark, owned by the BBC in the UK, which 3rd party companies can licence(!) in order to harass law abiding members of the public.