Houses in multiple occupation
Apply for an HMO licence
You should apply for an HMO licence yourself, unless you have a managing agent who can apply for you. You will be charged a fee for the application process. This fee does not include enforcement of the licencing scheme.
The following people must be notified of the plan to apply for an HMO licence before submitting your application:
- long term tenants or leaseholders
- any other person willing to be bound by the conditions of the licence
- mortgage providers
A declaration must be made to confirm when they have been notified.
You will need to:
- download the HMO licence application form
- return the application to us using the details provided
- make a bank transfer payment or enclose a cheque for fees calculated using the information listed on the application page
- enclose the following documents:
- gas safety certificate (if relevant)
- electrical safety certificate
- fire safety equipment service records (if relevant)
- fire alarm test certificate (if relevant)
- energy performance certificate
- declaration of notifications
Following your application for a licence, the information and certification will be checked. An inspection will then need to take place. Once the property has passed the inspection, a draft licence will be proposed. From this proposal, you have 14 days to make any requested adaptations. If we do not receive this after 14 days, the proposed licence will be approved.