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You can certainly ask and have right to make a claim. However, I don't think you will be successful for the following reasons. firstly, you have already paid the rent to them so unless you make a small claims action I think you will have extreme practical difficulty in getting money back from them. Secondly, a TV licence is required if you have any device in the house which is capable of transmitting a broadcast so, Phone, laptop, PS4, Xbox and the list goes on. You would have to be able to show that you were not able to access any TV during that time by any means, which I think everyone in today's society will find difficult. Therefore even if you were successful I don't think the amount of energy you will have to put into this would be worth the financial outcome. However, yes you can make a claim if you so wish this is entirely your choice. I wish you all the best and hope you are safe.
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Yes you can claim this is a breach of contract so you can make a claim in the small claims court. You can also represent yourself in this matter rather than instructing a solicitor as these are fairly straight forward claims. You can do a simple internet search for "small claims process" and you will get the application on the .gov website.
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