Cornish Quality Application and Expectations – Self Catering
To apply for a Cornish Quality inspection for a self-catering property, please complete the online form below.
There are many aspects to the inspection, but they are not unreasonable. VisitBude is a badge of quality in its own right and therefore we must maintain the brand excellence for the benefit of our members (who deliver the VisitBude promise) and for our visitors (who expect the VisitBude promise). The aim of the Cornish Quality Inspection is to ensure the properties we promote are of a high standard and are operated legally and safely. Your responsibilities under law can be found in the HM Government ‘Do You Have Paying Guests’ leaflet available online, or if you prefer, a paper copy can be collected from the TIC Office.
We have an obligation to our Accommodation Providers to offer advice on any issues that they may have regarding letting their accommodation. If you are a potential new member and need any help regarding the suitability of your property, we are happy to visit the property for a one hour pre-inspection priced at £40. We can be contacted at any time during office hours either by phone, email or in person by visiting the Tourist Information Centre.
This year to avoid implementing a price increase for the Cornish Quality inspection (which has not been raised for 5 years), we have decided to reduce the property site visit to once every two years. This will mean if we visited you in 2018 your next inspection will be due in February/March 2020. Exceptions to the biennial visit may become necessary if we receive any adverse reports or complaints, we would then request an interim visit at your convenience. You will still need to submit your details annually by providing the necessary documentation, either in paper form or by email. These include your valid Public Liability Insurance policy, Fire Risk Assessment, Gas Safety Certificate (if applicable). Your membership can only be validated on receipt of these documents.