Do I need a licence if I live in a shared house and it's not my TV?

The law has changed. Your TV Licence now also covers you to download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer. Find out more

If you've signed a joint tenancy agreement with your housemates, it's likely you'll only need one TV Licence to cover all the TV receivers in your house. So it's a good idea to share the cost. If you don't have a licence between you, whoever is found watching TV when an enforcement officer comes to visit is at risk of being prosecuted and fined up to £1,000. It could be you, whether you own the TV or not.

If you've signed a separate tenancy agreement and you're using a TV receiver in your room, you'll need a TV Licence of your own.

You can buy a TV Licence online.