What is a Dwelling?

In general terms any kind of house or flat, including caravans, occupied as a main residence, will count as a dwelling if it is used as such.

The definition of “dwelling” also includes the residential part of part-residential subjects i.e. those that are used partly as the sole or main residence of any person such as a Guest House or Hotel.

Certain properties in multiple occupation, where facilities are shared, may count as one or more dwellings depending on the occupation arrangements.