A short but informative post today.
People often ask us about the times of the day that TV Licensing goons carry out their visits. The BBC and TV Licensing do not openly reveal this information, but we have no qualms whatsoever about doing so.
Chapter 2 section 2 of the TV Licensing Visiting Procedures, which is normally redacted by the BBC, says the following: "Visiting will normally take place between 08.00 and 21.00 Monday to Saturday and 09.00 to 18.00 Sunday and Bank Holidays as directed by the Enforcement Manager. Visits outside these times may only take place with the authority of the Enforcement Manager.
"Prime time visiting hours are 16.00 to 21.00 weekdays and all day at weekends."
Remember that a TV licence is only needed for those properties where equipment is used to receive TV programmes at the same time (or virtually the same time) as they are broadcast.
Anyone who does not need a TV licence is under no legal obligation whatsoever to assist TV Licensing and we discourage them from doing so.
TV Licensing goons have no more rights than any other visitor to your property. If a goon calls, the best option is to say nothing and close the door. By keeping quiet you are depriving TV Licensing of information they are not legally entitled to, but arrogantly assume they are.
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