The controllers may appear in our house. Do we have the right not to let them into the house
Do we have an obligation to let the Polish Post inspector into the house?
As the “Super Express” portal reminds us, in 2023 we will have increase in subscription fees for radio and television receivers. Many people who are in arrears with the payment have received a payment request. Inspections are still ongoing. Who can expect them? Can a controller be refused entry to the house?
Contrary to popular opinion, the RTV subscription should be paid by everyone who has a radio or television set, with some exceptions provided for by the legislator. Enforcement of fees is handled by employees of Poczta Polska. They have the power to control the holders of given receivers, not only in homes, but also in cars.
Unfortunately, the increase in prices did not spare the RTV subscription. In 2023, the rate for a radio receiver is PLN 8.70 per month (last year it was PLN 1.20 less). In the case of a TV, we will pay PLN 27.30 per month, which means an increase of PLN 2.80.
Can a controller be denied entry to your home?
Along with the changes in RTV subscription rates, the number of inspections is to increase. They can knock on our door and check whether we have a given receiver and whether we pay a radio and television subscription.
Interestingly, although Poczta Polska may send an inspector to us, we are not obliged to let him into the house. What's more, with such a refusal, we don't have to worry about any unpleasant consequences. We have to take into account the consequences when the controller finds that we do not pay the subscription for our receivers.
If the inspector finds that we do not pay the subscription fee, he may impose a fine of 30 times the monthly subscription fee. This means that we will pay PLN 261 for the radio, and as much as PLN 819 for the TV.
What do you think about maintaining the subscription fee for radio and television?