Second home TV Licence

In some cases your main home’s TV Licence may cover your second home. However, you can’t move your licence to cover your second home while you’re there and then move it back again.


You need a separate TV Licence for:

Houses, flats, bungalows or cottages

You will need a separate TV Licence to watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV on any channel or TV service, or to watch or download BBC programmes on iPlayer in your second home.

The exception is if you only ever use devices powered solely by their own internal batteries – in which case your main home’s TV Licence will cover you.


You don’t need a separate TV Licence for:

  • Boats, touring caravans or vehicles as they’re already covered by your main home’s TV Licence.
  • Static caravans, mobile homes or moveable chalets. Your main home’s TV Licence will cover you unless anyone is watching or recording live TV on any channel or watching or downloading BBC programmes on iPlayer at the same time at your main licensed address. In this case you will need to complete a

    Non-simultaneous use declaration form

  • Any device powered solely by its own internal batteries (i.e. it is not connected to an aerial or plugged into the mains). Your main home’s TV Licence will cover this.

If you still have questions take a look at TV Licensing FAQs where you can find all the answers in one place.
 

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