Houses in multiple occupation (HMO)
Apply for an HMO licence
You can use GOV.UK's online service to apply for or renew a licence. You can also make a change to an existing licence.
There is a fee to pay based on the number of bedrooms (known as letting units) in the property and each HMO must have a separate licence. As part of your application you'll need to provide:
- 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)
A licence is valid for five years.
|Type of HMO||Fee to pay|
|Up to five letting units||£1068|
|Additional units (per unit)||£61|
We will typically carry out a property inspection within six months from the date we issue your licence.