Licence and permit applications - Houses in multiple occupation (HMO) licence

Licence type Houses in multiple occupation (HMO) licence
Who should apply? Anyone who wants to rent out their property
Definitions and more HMOs include residential accommodation (such as shared flats and houses, hostels and halls of residence) which are the main home for three or more unrelated people. Remember that even if you don't need a HMO licence you might still need to register as a landlord.
Cost

A new fee structure, and the introduction of 3 year licences will come into effect on 1 June 2017. The new fees can be downloaded here

Please note that all licence application fees are non refundable, you can download our refunds policy for more information

Timescales (average)

141 days

What you need to supply

A fully completed current application form
A4 size copy of the floor plans (new and any subsequent 'renewal' application)
Application fee (non-refundable)
the following certificates:

  • Annual Gas Certificate (for properties with a gas supply)
  • Current Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
  • Annual Emergency Lighting Certificate
  • Annual Portable Appliance Test Certificate (PAT)
  • Annual Fire Appliances Certificate or current invoice
  • Current Part 1 Fire Alarm System Certificate
  • Annual Sprinkler System Inspection Certificate in accordance with BS9251 ‚Äč
  • Current Fire Safety Risk Assessment document
  • A copy of the appropriate planning consent or certificate of lawfulness of use 
Additional information

Planning permission is required for properties intending to operate as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) containing 6 or more unrelated people.  Applicants must ensure that, where necessary, the relavant planning permission or 'certificate of lawfulness of use' has been obtained prior to making an application for a House in Multiple Occupation licence.

A copy of the appropriate planning consent or certificate of lawfulness of use must be submitted with the application form.

Existing HMO licence holders, who have made alterations or extensions to their licenced premises, must also provide a copy of the appropriate planning consent or building warrants

Application pack

Download application pack
Download change of appointed manager form
Download fire safety guidance
Download fire doors guidance

Please also ensure you read the guidance notes in the application pack before submitting your application. Any application submitted on an out of date application form or without all the required certificates, layout plan and completed checklist will be deemed to be incomplete and will be returned.

Please note that all licence application fees are non refundable, you can download our refunds policy for more information.

please visit our landlord registration pages for more information 

 

Standard conditions