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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Beating TV Licensing: Actions Speak Louder than Words

Our good friend TheJesusofKayaking - the BBC's most favourite kayaking, lasagne and barbel enthusiast in the whole wide world - has produced another fine specimen for the YouTube keep net.


 
His latest video illustrates one of the most effective and foolproof strategies yet for dealing with TV Licensing goon visits: doing nothing at all.

No-one is under any legal obligation at all to assist TV Licensing, so why bother? Doing so is often a total waste of time anyway, as many of our readers would testify.

By doing nothing at all the occupier deprives TV Licensing of its most valuable asset: information. Without information TV Licensing is powerless. TV Licensing needs information about the licensable status of a property to escalate its enquiries. Without information TV Licensing gets nowhere.

As he says, what could be easier than doing nothing at all? Apart from doing nothing at all with your feet up and a can of Stella in hand!

Of course we still encourage filming of TV Licensing goon visits for anyone wanting to tackle them face to face.

For further strategies against TV Licensing please download our free ebook, TV Licensing Laid Bare.

2 comments:

Maryon Jeane said...

After receiving a three-year-plus series of letters (one a month) when we moved I finally decided to give TV Licensing one last chance and wrote to them advising that I had no reason to purchase a licence for receiving television broadcasts as I only use my television to view pre-recorded material. They acknowledged my letter and promised not to contact me again for two years.

I don't know why I bothered - I've been through this before, on numerous occasions. Needless to say, a few months later the letters started again, as if I'd never written and never received acknowledgement, etc.

Reading this blog has finally made up my mind: I'm going to do nothing. TV Licensing are going to waste a lot of money sending letters to me and I'm just going to date stamp them and leave them unopened. If they are ever unwise enough to take me to court, I will attend and produce the letters, complete with their 'promise' letter. If possible I will then counter-sue them for harassment.

Good idea, TheJesusofKayaking!

Fred Bear said...

If you wanted, Maryon Jeane, you could threaten to contact your MP and/or demand compensation for harrassment. I suspect then they'd stop sending the letters.