Legal requirements for tourism businesses
You must comply with certain legal duties when starting or running a tourist accommodation business.
You must receive certification from Tourism Northern Ireland before you can begin running your business. See tourist accommodation certification.
Whether you're providing serviced or self-catering accommodation, you must also follow the law in respect of:
- planning permissions and building control
- business rates
- health and safety, including fire, gas and electricity safety
- discrimination and equality
- data and customer protection
For more details on the licences you need for your tourism business, see get the right licences for your accommodation business.
Tourism NI Industry Development028 9044 1673