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Why can′t I pay council tax on my self-catering holiday accommodation?

Council tax only applies to properties used solely for domestic purposes.

If your property is available for short-term let for 140 days or more a year, then it is not solely used for domestic purposes and it will be valued for business rates.

If it is not available for 140 days or more a year, or becomes occupied as a sole or main residence, then you should contact the VOA. Tell us the address and postcode of the property, along with the date it stopped being available for short-term let.