October 05, 2012 01:00 ET

Do I Need Another TV Licence for My Caravan?

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2012) - Safeguard UK is warning caravan owners of the rules and regulations of TV licences for a caravan or motorhome.

In a recent survey by the caravan insurance provider it was revealed that nearly a fifth of 'vanners still watch TV when they are staying on a caravan site therefore it is important that 'vanners are aware of the rules surrounding TV licences in caravans and motorhomes. Being caught without a TV licence can result in a fine of £1000 and a court appearance.

Safeguard offers guidance for tourers, motorhomes and static caravans:

  • Tourers - a touring caravan or a motorhome does not need a separate TV licence if the owner holds a licence at their main address

  • For a static caravan, mobile home or movable chalet, you are covered by your main home's licence as long as TVs in both locations are not watched at the same time. If you think you will use TVs in both locations at the same time you must have a separate TV licence for each residence.

  • If you are using your caravan or motorhome as your primary residence you must have a TV licence.

It is worth checking with your site provider about your TV licence, as it may be included in the site fees you are already paying.

Officers from TV Licensing may visit the licensed place at any time to check that their records are correct and inspect TV equipment. Therefore it is important to check you are covered.

Andy Leech head of Safeguard said, "Taking a UK break is about relaxing and some 'vanners choose to do this in front or a TV so we hope that all 'vanners have a licence and won't have any fines ruining their summer breaks. It is better to pay £145.50 for a colour TV licence than face an expensive fine."

For more information please contact Mairead Rodden, Lucy Gordon or Alyssa Harrison at SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770 or email

About Safeguard

  • Safeguard UK is the specialist caravan and motorhome division of Swinton Group

  • Safeguard has over 25 years specialist insurance experience and was recently voted 'Insurer of the Year' by one of the most popular motorhome magazine

  • With 553 branches nationwide Swinton is the largest high street insurance retailer

  • Safeguard has an award winning website

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