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.