It took a couple of weeks, but I eventually got a neutral answer from Council. Once again, although I had handed them the details on a plate, they did not want to take any action.

They would however, if I made a complaint about a particular operator operating outside of the law. O.K. so how do I know that? They, Council, are the only ones with all the facts at hand, I would only be guessing that a B&B was not legit. I suppose that I could bombard their office on a regular basis with another one for them to look at and by the end of it they will get so fed up that they will actively chase these guys.