Dog Boarding in my own home

Discussion in 'Dog Boarding' started by magwitch27, Nov 13, 2017.


  1. magwitch27

    magwitch27 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all
    Have not posted for a very long time so consider myself a newbie.

    I am after some advice / knowledge ...I am considering starting dog boarding in my own home on a small scale . I realise I need a licence from my local council but I was wondering if my residential council tax would be affected as I am boarding in my own home ...can anyone advise please

    Mag

    Ps how do I change password on here lol
     
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    joface PetForums Member

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    Hi, no your residential council tax won't be affected i.e. you won't have to pay business rates or anything. The only thing my council asked for (on top of everything else ha ha) was written confirmation from the Planning Department that I did not require Planning permission. All I did was send them an email saying I was home boarding, no outdoor kennels, max 3 dogs (which is the limit round here) and they duly replied saying that based on the small scale I would not require planning. It was more of a box ticking exercise to be honest
     
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    joface PetForums Member

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    I should add though that your house insurance may be affected as you are running a business from home. Most normal policies only allow clerical work from home, as soon as you start added in business callers to your home they will either not insure you or bump up the price so you may have to go to a specialist home business insurer and you may find your insurance goes up a lot