Subscriptions are payable annually and run for a year. Generally the expiry date is set to the end of the quarter following the anniversary of payment.
There are several different categories of membership. A unit of accommodation means a self-catering property that is let as a holiday home or other short term use. It does not always mean a building. A building containing six separate flats counts as six units, also described as six front doors.
This category is for owners of self-catering businesses They are full members and have voting rights at the Annual General Meeting, receive direct communications from EASCO, and are included in the holiday part of this website.
- 1 to 3 units £40
- 3 to 6 units £50
- 7 to 10 units £70
- 11 units or more add £3.50 per unit above 10.
- £5 off first subscription if you pay by Paypal or credit/debit card on the same day as your application.
- £10 off per year if you pay by recurring direct debit. Direct debits are processed by GoCardless and are governed by the Direct Debit Guarantee so you can cancel if you wish to resign from the Association.
Our membership includes letting agencies as well as owners. Agencies are full members and the Agency has voting rights at the AGM.
Agencies with up to 1000 properties represented are charged £1.75 per property represented, subject to a minimum of £75. Only properties located in England are counted. Where an agency owns a subsidiary brand, all the properties of all the brands owned are counted together.
Independent agencies with more than 1000 front doors in their portfolio may be offered a discounted rate on an individual basis.
Agencies – Members of Major Consortia
We have negotiated arrangements with the former CAHHA and with Cottageline on the understanding that all members of these groups are members of The HHA. The subscription is based on the number of “front doors” i.e. self-contained units of accommodation in the agency portfolio.
- Up to 1000 front doors £1.35 per front door
- 1001-2000 front doors £1.00 per front door
- 2001-4000 front doors £0.85 per front door
- 4001+ front doors £0.75 per front door
There is no maximum subscription. Pricing is based on ownership, not on brand, so if a parent company owns three brands, the parent company joins and the portfolios of all its brands are counted together. Properties that are not in England are not counted.
These are associations of owners who come together to represent local interests or for non-geographic marketing purposes. For example a marketing association with members throughout England or the UK would be in this category, as would a local group representing the owners of self-catering businesses in a particular town or area. The Association has voting rights at the AGM, but the members of the association do not. The association receives communications from EASCO and may pass it on to its own members.
Subscription: £1.25 per unit of accommodation represented, subject to a minimum of £50. (E.g. if there are 50 members with 100 cottages between them, subscription is £125)
This means a member of an association that is an HHA member. Association members are not members of the HHA in their own right and do not have voting rights, but some member benefits are extended to them because of their association’s membership. They do not receive direct communication from the HHA but material can be passed on by the secretary of the association or other organiser. Association Members can use the legal helpline and dispute resolution service if they wish. They cannot attend or vote at the HHA AGM. They can take advantage of HHA member discounts.
Membership Option: Association Members can become full individual HHA members at the discounted rate of £15 off the full subscription.
Agency Represented Owner
This means an individual owner whose property is marketed by an agency that is a member of the HHA. These businesses are not HHA members and any use of HHA services must be through the agency. There is no opportunity to be listed on the holiday section of this website. However they may become individual HHA members at the reduced rate of £15 off the normal subscription.
Commercial members are companies providing services to the industry but who are not themselves providers of self-catering accommodation. The subscription is £100 per year. Commercial members receive membership benefits in so far as they are applicable to their business. However they don’t have a vote at the Annual General Meeting, and cannot stand for election to the HHA Council.
Future members are those who are planning to go into the self-catering industry but who have yet to do so. The subscription is £40 per year. They enjoy all membership benefits but are not entitled to stand for election to the HHA Council or to vote at the A.G.M. If they begin operating as a self-caterer they will be able to convert to full membership and credit for the unusued part of the membership year will be given against a subscription for full membership. For example if you join as a future member and pay £40, but after six months become a self caterer, you can expect £20 credit towards the appropriate category of full membership.
The HHA is not registered for VAT, therefore subscriptions are not subject to VAT