Caravan owners could need a television licence

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As thousands of people from to the north coast over the summer break, TV Licensing is reminding people to check they are correctly licensed.

Owners of static caravans are being prompted to remember they might require a valid TV licence for their holiday accommodation.

A licence is neededfor a caravan if a TV is being used to receive or record programmes in the caravan and at their main home address at the same time.

Mark Sterling, spokesperson for TV Licensing for Northern Ireland, said it was important people from across the country understood the licensing requirements if they planned to watch TV in their holiday homes.

“Being caught watching TV without a licence could put a real dampener on your holidays – we want people to ensure that they stay on the right side of the law,” he said.

No licence is needed for a touring caravan so long as a valid TV Licence is held for the main home address. A TV Licence can be bought in minutes online and costs £145.50 for the year.