TV Licensing have only ‘done you’ because you have signed their confession form at the doorstep . Without you signing that, they have no basis for prosecution so by putting your moniker on their form, you’ve literally signed your own death warrant.
I’ve not paid TVL for 15 years now and never will. Once you stop paying them (and reclaim all your payments back via Direct Debit Indemnity Claim) they send you plenty of letters threatening you with all kinds of mischief and maybe if you’re unlucky a doorstep visit. You are not obliged to engage with these people from Capita who try to get you to sign their forms so they get their £20 bonuses. If they knock on your door, close it. They have no power of entry into your house.
After a few months, you’ll start getting letters addressed to ‘The Legal Occupier’. At that point, they are just trying to illicit a response from you but don’t make contact with them.
As it is illegal to open mail that isn’t addressed to you and I assume that your name isn’t ‘The Legal Occupier’, then how are you supposed to know what said letters say? As time goes by, their letters become less frequent - I get a couple a year at most - and then the battle is won.
On a side note, I have also experienced their legal process after my 18 year old daughter answered the door to a Capita agent and cajoled her into signing their confession form. When I received their letter asking if I wanted to go to court, I said I did and received their disclosure evidence including the agents version of events.
That evidence said that the agent introduced himself as ‘from TV Licensing’ and as such I asked for him to appear in court for cross-examination on the basis that he’d obtained information by deception as he in fact worked for Capita, not TVL as he said at the door and that if the first words out of his mouth were lies and deception, how can the court accept anything he said as being credible?
I got a letter saying the prosecution was being discontinued ten days later…
PS: I’m not one of those ‘Freeman of the Land’ types either who use strawman mumbo-jumbo ideas, I just refuse to pay a TV tax! My post isn’t legal advice either, for obvious reasons, just my own life experience.