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    • Chickendinner12
    • By Chickendinner12 14th May 18, 11:23 AM
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    Hypothetical tv licence question
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    • 14th May 18, 11:23 AM
    Hypothetical tv licence question 14th May 18 at 11:23 AM
    I had a tv licence back in my student halls in 2011, until I realised I didnít need one because I wasnít actually using my tv for anything but using a games console. Any way I cancelled the direct debit back on 2011 but donít remember if I informed the tv licence company. Would this have ended ok? Could they be chasing me for a massive debt or even sent me to court for a fine (even though they never had any proof I even had a tv haha)

    Or would they have written off the tv licence and started sending me those stupid letters again?

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    • Chickendinner12
    • By Chickendinner12 14th May 18, 5:27 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 5:27 PM
    Anyone haja
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 14th May 18, 7:11 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 7:11 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 7:11 PM
    I had a tv licence back in my student halls in 2011, until I realised I didnít need one because I wasnít actually using my tv for anything but using a games console. Any way I cancelled the direct debit back on 2011 but donít remember if I informed the tv licence company. Would this have ended ok? Could they be chasing me for a massive debt or even sent me to court for a fine (even though they never had any proof I even had a tv haha)
    Originally posted by Chickendinner12
    Very unlikely, and if you haven't heard anything by now, you don't have anything to worry about. As a general rule, it is best to contact TVL to cancel a DD payment scheme, though.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Phones & TV, Techie Stuff, In My Home,
    The Money Savers Arms and Food Shopping boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge threads there. Any views (especially those on the UK TV Licence) are mine and not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com.

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    • Chickendinner12
    • By Chickendinner12 14th May 18, 8:00 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:00 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:00 PM
    Thing is I moved out yonks who so would have absolutely no idea if I was getting loads of letters. Donít know how to find out either!!
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 14th May 18, 8:15 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:15 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:15 PM
    It doesn't matter.

    They cannot just "send someone to Court". There is a process, and they need evidence (usually a confession).

    They can and do use debt collectors, but (although I am not a debt expert) it should be statute-barred after 6 years. If you want to know more about this, I suggest you ask on the Debt board.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Phones & TV, Techie Stuff, In My Home,
    The Money Savers Arms and Food Shopping boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge threads there. Any views (especially those on the UK TV Licence) are mine and not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com.

    Board guides are not moderators. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • Chickendinner12
    • By Chickendinner12 14th May 18, 9:24 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:24 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:24 PM
    Will do. Hopefully they havenít been charging me all these years lol
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 14th May 18, 9:41 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:41 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 9:41 PM
    Your old Licence would have ended at the point when either a new Licence had been purchased or a No Licence Needed report had been made regarding the address in question.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Phones & TV, Techie Stuff, In My Home,
    The Money Savers Arms and Food Shopping boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge threads there. Any views (especially those on the UK TV Licence) are mine and not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com.

    Board guides are not moderators. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
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