The Association’s Mission

The Isle of Man Self Catering Owners’ Association was formed on 17th April 2013 and is governed by our Constitution.

We hope that the work of the Association will greatly facilitate effective communication between Department for Enterprise (Tourism and self catering property owners and provide a source of help/advice for owners. All of our Association Members are fully registered and any properties which appear on the official IOM government website (www.visitisleofman) will also be registered. However, please be aware that some properties that appear on commercial websites (eg airb&b, Trip Advisor or booking.com) may not be registered with DfE. This means that they may lack planning permsission, have not been inspected for quality under the grading system and may lack proper insurance cover for guests. In order to register accommodation with the DfE, you are required to carry out the ‘Registration Process’. This Process ensures all legal, health and safety and accommodation quality standards have been adhered to. This is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of visitors during their time in your accommodation.

The group came into being initially to respond to problems relating to online booking. However, since then we have kept Members informed about a great many issues affecting the industry and also relayed their concerns to DfE Tourism on a variety of matters. Members are invited to the annual AGM and general meetings from time to time.