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Houses in multiple occupation (HMO)

Apply for an HMO licence

You can use the GOV.UK online service to:

  • apply for a licence 
  • renew a licence 
  • make a change to an existing licence

There is a fee to pay based on the number of letting units in the property and each HMO must have a separate licence.

A licence is valid for five years.

Type of HMO Fee for accredited landlord Fee for non-accredited landlord
Between two and five letting units £800 £890
Between six and nine letting units £900 £980

Apply for an HMO licence