Houses in multiple occupation (HMO)

Apply for an HMO licence

You can apply for an HMO licence online.

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 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)

A licence is valid for five years.

Type of HMO Fee to pay
Up to five letting units £1090
Additional units (per unit) £63

Apply for an HMO licence

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