Apply for an HMO licence

Find out what you need to apply for an HMO licence and how much it costs.

You can apply for an HMO licence online. There is a fee to pay based on the number of people living there. Each HMO must have a separate licence.

You need to make sure the property has planning permission for use as an HMO before you apply.

As part of your application you will need to provide:

  • a floor plan (a line drawing including dimensions)
  • a PAT certificate
  • an energy performance certificate
  • a gas safe certificate (if applicable)
  • a fire risk assessment
  • a copy of the tenancy agreement
  • an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
  • an alarm maintenance certificate (if applicable)

Licence fees

HMO licence fees
Type of HMO Fee
Up to five people living there £1,441.22
Each additional person £83.31

Apply for an HMO licence

A licence is valid for five years. We'll normally carry out an HMO inspection within six months of the date we issue your licence.