Will I need a television licence?
Everyone who installs or uses a device to watch or record television programmes as they are being shown on TV is legally required to be covered by a valid TV licence. TV devices include TV sets, video/DVD recorders, mobile phones, set top boxes and computers.
If you are going to be sharing a house, usually, a shared tenancy agreement would mean only one licence is needed, regardless of the number of TV sets in the house. A separate tenancy agreement would mean that you will need your own TV licence if you have a TV in your room. Only one licence is required if the only TV in the house being used, is in a communal area. Ask your landlord what kind of tenancy agreement you have.
See the TV licensing web site for more details. Students please see: www.tvlicensing.co.uk/studentinfo