8. Self-catering and holiday let accommodation

If your property is in England and available to let for 140 days or more per year, it will be rated as a self-catering property and valued for business rates.

If your property is in Wales and both available to let for 140 days or more per year and actually let for 70 days, it will be rated as a self-catering property and valued for business rates.

The Valuation Office Agency works out the business rate based on the property type, size and location, and how many people can sleep in it.

‘Single bed space’ is the term used to describe how many people can sleep in the property.

Different rules apply in Scotland.

Contact the Valuation Office Agency or the local assessor in Scotland if you think:

they are using the wrong number of single bed spaces to value your property
your property has changed and can now sleep a different number of guests

Valuation Office Agency
Telephone (England): 03000 501 501
Telephone (Wales): 03000 505 505
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