Guide Overview of Business Rates

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5. Self catering and holiday accommodation

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

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) then applies a price per bed space on each property, based on its type, size and location, to produce its rateable value. Single bed space is the term used to describe how many people can sleep in the property.
You can view and update the information held at

Contact the VOA at if:

  • 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

If you are unable to use the online service you can also contact the VOA on 03000 501 501