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

Apply for an HMO licence

We will typically carry out a property inspection within six months from the date we issue your licence.