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Fees for houses in multiple occupation licences

Details of the costs for houses in multiple occupation licences including fees for additional occupants.

Licence fee structure

The fees depend on the size of HMO. The fee is split in to two parts:

  • part 1 - the costs of administering and determining the licence application
  • part 2 - the costs of ongoing regulation and enforcement.

You can either pay the licence fee in full when you apply or in two parts. If you pay all at once then the fee is charged at the discounted rate. If you decide to pay in two parts, the first part must be paid when the application is sent in and the second part must be paid before the licence being issued. We cannot process an application until we have either the full fee or the first part payment.

The council does not offer any other stage or part payment methods for HMO licence fees.

In all cases, an application is not considered finished unless the council has received all the necessary information and the relevant fee.

Early renewal fee

If you are the licence holder you can renew the licence for a HMO within the two months before the expiry of the current licence. In these cases, a discounted early renewal fee will apply. An application made by another person will be a new licence application. If we receive the application to renew a licence after the expiry of the current licence the new licence fee will be applied.

The council will normally remind licence holders of the upcoming expiry of their licence. Licence holders should not rely on this to send a renewal application at the right time. Renewal of a licence is the responsibility of the licence holder.

Applications to vary a licence

Any change of circumstances for the licence holder, manager or anyone else involved with the property itself or its management must be notified to the council within 14 days of the change occurring. These type of changes need a variation to a licence. There is no fee for this.

If you want to increase the maximum number of occupiers allowed under a licence you will need an extra payment of £75 per occupier.

Fees for a new application or late renewal
Number of occupiersFee if paid in single payment (discounted upfront fee)Fee if paid in two separate payments - part 1Fee if paid in two separate payments - part 2
3£935£535£490
4£1,010£575£525
5£1,085£615£560
6£1,160£655£595
7£1,235£695£630
8£1,310£735£665
9£1,385£775£700
10£1,460£815£735
11£1,535£855£770
12£1,610£895£805
13£1,685£935£840
14£1,760£975£875
15£1,835£1,015£910
16£1,910£1,055£945
17£1,985£1,095£980
18£2,060£1,135£1,015
19£2,135£1,175£1,050
20£2,210£1,215£1,085

 

Fees for early renewal
Number of occupiersFee if paid in single payment (discounted upfront fee)Fee if paid in two separate payments - part 1Fee if paid in two separate payments - part 2
3£875£465£500
4£950£505£535
5£1,025£545£570
6£1,100£585£605
7£1,175£625£640
8£1,250£665£675
9£1,325£705£710
10£1,400£745£745
11£1,475£785£780
12£1,550£825£815
13£1,625£865£850
14£1,700£905£885
15£1,775£945£920
16£1,850£985£955
17£1,925£1,025£990
18£2,000£1,065£1,025
19£2,075£1,105£1,060
20£2,150£1,145£1,095