now being harrased by the t.v licence people

argh!!!!

i have a t.v licence but in my partners names to this address, got a letter this morning about them visting my property, that there coming and i'll be fined lol stupid idiots, why is it always me..argh!!!

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I told the TV licence people that i changed bank about 2 weeks ago on-line.

Now they keep sending me direct debit forms, which i have already completed.

They are completely carp at their jobs!

Hope you get it sorted soon x x

are the direct debits up to date?

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better start saving for that £1000 fine then...............

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blackpeppa;3183896

are the direct debits up to date?



yes i have proof the direct debits have been coming out of my account

I dont see how they can be saying that you need one since its not the person its the property that needs one, makes no sense.

seek legal advice and sue them for distress, it's time we were given the option with regards to paying for the BBC rather than being forced to.

babyxxxxx;3183962

yes i have proof the direct debits have been coming out of my account



sorry to doubt you, just didn't want you to overlook this point. :friends:

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AshleyRFC;3183982

I dont see how they can be saying that you need one since its not the … I dont see how they can be saying that you need one since its not the person its the property that needs one, makes no sense.



i know its really annoying, seems to always happen to me tho, paid a debt off with 02 when i had paid it all they sold it to a debt collector, even tho 02 said they would sort it out and me telling the debt company i had paid it, still the debt collectors are sending me letters and calling, even tho ive sent them my bill saying i owed nothing, i call 02 every other month saying the debt company are still after me and them telling me they will sort it out this has been going for just over 2 years now, and the debt company just tell me that 02 sold them the debt so there after the money, how annoying

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blackpeppa;3184073

sorry to doubt you, just didn't want you to overlook this point. :friends:



lol its ok, i know what you mean tho need to be careful, just want all the stupid companies to leave me alone

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chuck all letters in bin, sorted x

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i had a letter a while back. i have lived at my address for several years and have been paying my tv licence happily by direct debit each month. then my lovely other half brought me a new tv ! he did'nt think about it at the time but gave his name but my address as the tv was for me. then i kept getting letters about him not having a tv license.

surely they should be able to see that the postcode he gave has a license !!! they do just make it hard work really !! lol

lisa x

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sassie;3184111

chuck all letters in bin, sorted x



That's what i do and then hide in my shed :thumbsup:

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its pathetic, once i purchased a new tv, and got letters for months in my name and address asking me to buy a license, i had one in my name and my address

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sassie;3184136

its pathetic, once i purchased a new tv, and got letters for months in my … its pathetic, once i purchased a new tv, and got letters for months in my name and address asking me to buy a license, i had one in my name and my address



They are thick and bullies :roll:

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sassie;3184136

its pathetic, once i purchased a new tv, and got letters for months in my … its pathetic, once i purchased a new tv, and got letters for months in my name and address asking me to buy a license, i had one in my name and my address



that what heppened to me i bought the new t.v but the lisence is in my partner name, had a few letters asking me to buy one now ive had this letter telling me there coming to my house lol, i hope they come round so i can shout at them

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DLM;3184144

They are thick and bullies :roll:



i just chucked all letters in the hope i would receive a court summons - lol

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sassie;3184155

i just chucked all letters in the hope i would receive a court summons - … i just chucked all letters in the hope i would receive a court summons - lol



I shreded one yesterday :thumbsup:

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these letters they send

has anyone noticed the part that tells you to inform them of your licence number?

do you not stop to think that if you furnished them with this info (that granted they could easily find themselves) then the letters and hassle would stop?

As for suing for distress..................get a grip, you would be thrown out of court with a bill for both yours and the other party's expenses

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dimebars;3184300

these letters they sendhas anyone noticed the part that tells you to … these letters they sendhas anyone noticed the part that tells you to inform them of your licence number?do you not stop to think that if you furnished them with this info (that granted they could easily find themselves) then the letters and hassle would stop?As for suing for distress..................get a grip, you would be thrown out of court with a bill for both yours and the other party's expenses



I emailed them all my details, including my licence number.

They are incompetent :roll:

An ex's new partner shown them old catalogue invoices in my name when caught without a licence at her house, I got a fine of £1000 fine and told the magistrate to stuff it where the sun don't shine and that handwriting analysis would show it wasnt me that signed it, this was three and a half years ago and not heard a dicky bird since, I did get a free afternoon in the cells though for my verbal abuse of the magistrate!

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harlzter;3184352

An ex's new partner shown them old catalogue invoices in my name when … An ex's new partner shown them old catalogue invoices in my name when caught without a licence at her house, I got a fine of £1000 fine and told the magistrate to stuff it where the sun don't shine and that handwriting analysis would show it wasnt me that signed it, this was three and a half years ago and not heard a dicky bird since, I did get a free afternoon in the cells though for my verbal abuse of the magistrate!



Good for you :thumbsup:

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dimebars;3184300

these letters they sendhas anyone noticed the part that tells you to … these letters they sendhas anyone noticed the part that tells you to inform them of your licence number?do you not stop to think that if you furnished them with this info (that granted they could easily find themselves) then the letters and hassle would stop?As for suing for distress..................get a grip, you would be thrown out of court with a bill for both yours and the other party's expenses



they havent asked me for the number yet, just letters asking me to pay, but if they want to come to my home and visit me thats up to them, the have given me a number on my lastest letter with a number i should call if i dont have a t.v or recording stuff in my house

"You need a TV Licence to use any television receiving equipment such as a TV set, digital box, DVD or video recorder, PC, laptop or mobile phone to watch or record television programmes as they're being shown on TV."

What!!! You need a license for your mobile phone......................oh my dayz

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dimebars;3184300

these letters they sendhas anyone noticed the part that tells you to … these letters they sendhas anyone noticed the part that tells you to inform them of your licence number?do you not stop to think that if you furnished them with this info (that granted they could easily find themselves) then the letters and hassle would stop?As for suing for distress..................get a grip, you would be thrown out of court with a bill for both yours and the other party's expenses



Why should we have to? If they just looked on their bloody systems they would see a valid license was at that address. The phone call isn't free either and it's such a waste of our time :x buy a video card for your computer, you get these as well it's idiotic!

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dimebars;3184300

if you furnished them with this info (that granted they could easily find … if you furnished them with this info (that granted they could easily find themselves)



lumoruk;3184893

Why should we have to? If they just looked on their bloody systems they … Why should we have to? If they just looked on their bloody systems they would see a valid license was at that address. The phone call isn't free either and it's such a waste of our time :x buy a video card for your computer, you get these as well it's idiotic!



sorry should have used BOLD where necessary

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lumoruk;3184893

Why should we have to? If they just looked on their bloody systems they … Why should we have to? If they just looked on their bloody systems they would see a valid license was at that address. The phone call isn't free either and it's such a waste of our time :x buy a video card for your computer, you get these as well it's idiotic!



Totally agree. Talk about a waste of money sending all these letters out!

I had a row with them a couple of years ago when I had a PC tuner card delivered to my Father in Laws shop. (Purely so it could be signed for.) I was a bit worried I'd dropped him in the poo by the delivery, but he had a licence for the shop anyway. When I asked why they werent doing their job properly and look at the address on their system, they replied "the address could be rooms for rent and as such each residence needing its only license".

I translated that to mean they are lazy gits who are incapable of doing the job correctly they are paid to do.

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It must take all of 5 minutes to program the part of the system that issues these letters to check if a licence exists at the proerty they are sending a letter to! Or is that me being too naive

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csiman;3185706

It must take all of 5 minutes to program the part of the system that … It must take all of 5 minutes to program the part of the system that issues these letters to check if a licence exists at the proerty they are sending a letter to! Or is that me being too naive



What would they do all day, if they were not so incompetent :roll:

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I had a licence but the nice inspector guy still knocked on my door demanding to see the licence, I told him I'd look for it and left him outside in the pouring rain whilst I made myself some grub.

Wiped the smarmy "i've got you" grin off his face when I returned with every licence I'd held for the last 10 years! :-D
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