Apply for an HMO licence

For guidance on whether your property requires a HMO Licence please read the landlords guide to licensing

Costs

There are two fees to pay, an application fee and a fee upon grant of the licence. The fee for renewing an existing licence under the same ownership is also given.

Fee on application

This covers the cost of administration and inspection. This payment is based on the number of rooms being let and should be made with the application.

HMO licence application administration fees for new licences

Number of units available to let Licence application administration fee
Up to 5 units £1125
6 units  £1321
7 units £1517
8 units £1713
9 units £1909
10 units £2105

For more than 10 units add £196.00 per additional unit.

HMO licence application administration fees for renewing a licence

Number of units available to let Licence application administration fee
Up to 5 units £867
6 units £1014
7 units £1161
8 units £1308
9 units £1455
10 units £1602

For more than 10 units add £147.00 per additional unit.

Fee on grant of licence

This covers the cost of the overall management of the HMO licence. This payment is payable just before the licence is granted and applied to both new applications and renewals.

HMO licensing fee for new licences

Number of units available to let  Licensing fee
Up to 5 units £482
6 units £566
7 units £650
8 units £734
9 units £818
10 units £902

For more than 10 units add £84.00 per additional unit.

HMO licensing fee for renewing a licence

Number of units available to let Licensing fee
Up to 5 units £372
6 units £435
7 units £498
8 units £561
9 units £624
10 units £687

For more than 10 units add £63.00 per additional unit.

Payment can be made by debit card (refer to application form for how to arrange), or by cheque included with your application form by post.

How to apply for a licence

Download HMO licence application form 

Complete and return by email or post to Housing Enforcement.

Guidance notes

Housing enforcement

Email:

Tel: 0300 303 8657

Fax: 020 8313 4450

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