Apply for a house in multiple occupation (HMO) licence
A building or part of a building is deemed to be a house in multiple occupation (HMO) if it meets any one of the following tests:
- any building in which two or more families/individuals share basic amenities eg: a bathroom, toilet or kitchen facilities
- any flat in which two or more families/individuals share basic amenities
- any converted building comprising one or more units of accommodation that are not self-contained
- any converted building, comprising self-contained flats that does not meet as a minimum the 1991 Building Regulations standard and less than two-thirds of the flats are owner-occupied
We only operate mandatory licensing of HMOs where the property is occupied by five or more people made up of more than one household. A mandatory HMO licence is not required for self-contained flats in purpose built blocks of three or more flats.
Apply for an HMO licence
- apply and pay online for an HMO licence for five years
- renew and pay online for an HMO licence for five years
Fees from 1 April 2022 are as follows:
- new HMO licence - £570
- renewal HMO licence - £520
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.