Nope. It's always been the case that simply having equipment doesn't mean you need a license, that's just an urban legend that the BBC have been happy to let perpetuate.Unless it's changed, I always thought it was if you had equipment capable of receiving a signal, not whether you do or not.
You only need a license if you watch live broadcasts.
And if someone from TV licensing turns up at the door they have no rights to enter or check anything and you have every right to tell them to get lost and slam the door in their face.
Having said that I fully recommend people buy a license if they do watch live TV and wholly condemn anyone abusing the lax rules to just get out of it.