Cornish Quality Inspection
We remind you that a Cornish Quality inspection is essential for all accommodation members who do not have a grading from VisitEngland or the AA. Around 75% of the accommodation advertised by Bude Area Tourist Board have left the AA and VisitBritian scheme and are now inspected under the Cornish Quality scheme. Our Cornish Quality Inspection team have been trained by Quality In Tourism, and the standards required to pass our inspection meet or exceed the minimum standards required by Quality in Tourism and the VisitCornwall Recognised Inspection Scheme.
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 you can collect one 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. We can be contacted at any time during office hours either by phone, email email@example.com or in person by visiting the Tourist Information Centre.
This year to avoid implementing a price increase for the Cornish Quality membership (which has not been raised for 5 years), we have decided to reduce the property 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. 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.
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.
We offer a one hour pre-inspection visit priced at £40. This may be useful for first time holiday accommodation providers. Please contact for an appointment.
New members will be inspected at the time of applying for BATB membership thereafter it will be every other year.
To renew your Cornish Quality membership please complete the online form.
The deadline for submitting your application is December 2018.