Question from: County Councillor Elwyn Vaughan Subject: Holiday Homes
As we are aware many of those that have holiday homes try to register their properties as a business thus avoiding the need to pay rates to the Council.
If a change from council tax to business rates is approved as per letting criteria set out by the valuation office, then those properties are required to apply for building regulations as per Regulation 37A?
Please therefore confirm:
• The number of properties that have changed from a holiday home to a ‘business?
• How many have complied with building regulations?
• What steps will the authority be taking to ensure compliance with the regulations?
• By when will the authority be ensuring compliance?