How Airbnb is changing the face of Cornwall’s holiday lettings industry

Posted By on 21st February 2020

By Anne North Nearly 12,500 properties in Cornwall are registered with Airbnb, the online holiday lettings organisation which traditional tourism organisations and traders fear is posing a threat to their…


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  1. I completely agree with JW This should be made illegal, and all tourist accommodation must be licensed and made to pay the correct tax. And made to pay for waste collection from the properties.

  2. The government should do what they do in Spain. If you let your property for tourism you have to obtain a Tourist Licence which is 35 euros You have the property survey to check Health & safety etc and you can let for a five year period. Then ever quarter you report who has stayed in you property and you are taxed on the income the following month you also have to collect a tourist tax of 1 euro per adult over 16 which again you have to pay ever year.
    This therefore creates income to in crease tourism. If you don’t have a licence you can be fined up to 400,000 euros This makes people think of course so they register.
    Only heard of one situation with a B & B not registered and they got fined 20,000 euros which broke them unfortunate but it was there fault !!!

    Trust this helps

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