The TIC can book your accommodation for you.  Currently the TIC takes a deposit of 7.5% of the whole stay which the customer pays and is deducted from the balance.  This applies to both self catering and serviced accommodation. It is essential that all accommodation members update their availability.  If you do not enter any availability at all your property will not appear in any searches either in the TIC or on  You are advised to double check your entry on to ensure that the availability you enter is visible to visitors and appears correctly.

PATBF income

PATBF is a non-profit making organisation.  It is a Member organisation run by its Members, for its Members and to promote tourism in the area.  The two main sources of income are membership fees and the holiday guide.  Other sources include accommodation booking commissions, TIC sales and advertising.  PATBF uses this money to run the TIC and  Copies of accounts are available to view in the TIC.

Fire Risk Assessments

Whilst the Fire Risk Assessment is not yet a legal requirement, it is a requirement of the quality assessment process.  VisitEngland have advice on their website and a template to help you.

Green Business

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Energy Performance Certificates 

All self catering properties need EPCs.