Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Thread Closed  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
16-06-2019, 08:16   #76
corks finest
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,411
Quote:
Originally Posted by paleoperson View Post
I've spent a long time searching trying to find this out and finally just said to hell with it, I'll ask here.

I'm expecting a visit from the friendly tv licence inspector some day and it's giving me a bit of anxiety. I keep hearing this thing about "can he look through the front window and see a tv", and the answer is not from a public area no. But could he reasonably walk around the side of the house and peer in?

I've heard of them being very persistent and aggressive, but he wouldn't have the gall to come up to the front window on my property and look inside with me and the tv in there would he? There is absolutely no public area such as the road he can see a tv from.

He would have to willfully go past the front door and walk along the side of the house until he came to the front window. Alternatively he could park in the driveway, get out of the car and look in. But if you're in a driveway uninvited you're already trespassing right?

Can they get a warrant to search the house on probable cause?
They can get a warrant but need to be accompanied by a lawman- I invited my last inspector in and as he was making to put his foot inside I quipped" oh can I see your warrant ? " End of hassle,I wouldn't leave any stranger in , with a warrant yes ( no choice) if enough of that crap living in the Creggan in the 80/90s ref RUC/ Brit soldiers-
corks finest is offline  
Thanks from:
Advertisement
16-06-2019, 08:29   #77
Stop moaning ffs
Banned
 
Stop moaning ffs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3,629
As an aside, the analogue system has been cut off, meaning if you plug the cable into the thing on the wall, you’ll get no stations or signal whatsoever. Unless you have a box like soarview or sky.

So if you have no box, doesn’t that mean the tv isn’t capable of receiving a signal?
Stop moaning ffs is offline  
16-06-2019, 08:50   #78
Ficheall
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,405
Quote:
Originally Posted by corks finest View Post
I invited my last inspector in and as he was making to put his foot inside I quipped" oh can I see your warrant ?
That sort of arseholery will get you turned into a vampire some day, mark my words.
Ficheall is offline  
16-06-2019, 08:55   #79
tedpan
Registered User
 
tedpan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 3,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by lbc2019
I paid mine by monthly direct debit- easy

Yep, I do too, and save 4 cents a year

12 x 13.33 is 159.96 vs 160 upfront.

I feel like I've beat the system
tedpan is offline  
(2) thanks from:
16-06-2019, 09:01   #80
irishgeo
Registered User
 
irishgeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 7,319
Quote:
Originally Posted by corks finest View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by paleoperson View Post
I've spent a long time searching trying to find this out and finally just said to hell with it, I'll ask here.

I'm expecting a visit from the friendly tv licence inspector some day and it's giving me a bit of anxiety. I keep hearing this thing about "can he look through the front window and see a tv", and the answer is not from a public area no. But could he reasonably walk around the side of the house and peer in?

I've heard of them being very persistent and aggressive, but he wouldn't have the gall to come up to the front window on my property and look inside with me and the tv in there would he? There is absolutely no public area such as the road he can see a tv from.

He would have to willfully go past the front door and walk along the side of the house until he came to the front window. Alternatively he could park in the driveway, get out of the car and look in. But if you're in a driveway uninvited you're already trespassing right?

Can they get a warrant to search the house on probable cause?
They can get a warrant but need to be accompanied by a lawman- I invited my last inspector in and as he was making to put his foot inside I quipped" oh can I see your warrant ? " End of hassle,I wouldn't leave any stranger in , with a warrant yes ( no choice) if enough of that crap living in the Creggan in the 80/90s ref RUC/ Brit soldiers-
If you invited him in he doesn't need a warrant.
irishgeo is offline  
Advertisement
16-06-2019, 10:22   #81
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 1,354
Quote:
Originally Posted by irishgeo View Post
If you invited him in he doesn't need a warrant.

Yeah, that's the most idiotic thing you can do.
MrFresh is offline  
16-06-2019, 10:25   #82
Blueshoe
Banned
 
Blueshoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 2,289
Quote:
Originally Posted by tedpan View Post
Yep, I do too, and save 4 cents a year

12 x 13.33 is 159.96 vs 160 upfront.

I feel like I've beat the system
My bill works out at : 160. X 0 =0
I'm making quite the annual saving
Blueshoe is offline  
(3) thanks from:
16-06-2019, 10:49   #83
tedpan
Registered User
 
tedpan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 3,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blueshoe
My bill works out at : 160. X 0 =0 I'm making quite the annual saving
A giant leap ahead of my idea
tedpan is offline  
16-06-2019, 10:55   #84
Former Former
Registered User
 
Former Former's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 6,570
Quote:
Originally Posted by irishgeo View Post
If you invited him in he doesn't need a warrant.
The entire story is made up, might as well make up a law to go with it!
Former Former is online now  
Thanks from:
Advertisement
16-06-2019, 11:05   #85
jimd2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 728
Quote:
Originally Posted by paleoperson View Post


Any strategies for getting them to piss off? For example would rudeness cause them to be more harsh or less likely to return?
Are you a wind up merchant?

Why don’t you put your efforts into earning the money to pay the license fee?These things are all part of living in a civilised society. None of us like paying for this especially with the diminishing use of the service and the salaries etc. but some things need to be paid for either directly or indirectly.

Or perhaps you are a troll.
jimd2 is offline  
Thanks from:
16-06-2019, 11:07   #86
corner of hells
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 5,212
Quote:
Originally Posted by corks finest View Post
They can get a warrant but need to be accompanied by a lawman- I invited my last inspector in and as he was making to put his foot inside I quipped" oh can I see your warrant ? " End of hassle,I wouldn't leave any stranger in , with a warrant yes ( no choice) if enough of that crap living in the Creggan in the 80/90s ref RUC/ Brit soldiers-

Quite the warrior, not only stood up to RUC men and the BA but also TV licence inspectors across the generations.
Songs will be written about you and men will weep in your memory.
corner of hells is offline  
16-06-2019, 11:09   #87
biko
Arbiter
 
biko's Avatar
Do the right thing.

Or do the wrong thing, it seems to be what you want to do.
And stress about doing the wrong thing.
biko is offline  
16-06-2019, 11:18   #88
Sephiroth_dude
One Winged Angel
 
Sephiroth_dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 67,720
Mod

Thread closed as OP has posted in relevant forum.
Sephiroth_dude is offline  
Thanks from:
Thread Closed

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search