Houses in multiple occupation

Fees and charges

The following fees and charges apply from 1 April 2019.

House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing fees

Fees vary depending on the number of rooms that must be assessed. The fee covers:

  • administrative costs
  • inspection work
  • issuing the licence
  • making any variations throughout the duration of the licence

A new application must be submitted if there is a change in license holder.

New HMO 5-year licence – accredited landlords

These fees are for new HMO licence applications by accredited landlords. The application fee must be paid by all applicants. The additional licence fee must be paid by applicants who are granted a licence.

Number of rooms Application fee Licence fee
2 to 5 £550 £425
6 to 10 £570 £455
11 to 15 £680 £450
16 to 20 £670 £565
21 to 29 £760 £660
30 or more £900 £745

New HMO 5-year licence – non-accredited landlords

These fees are for new HMO licence applications. The application fee must be paid by all applicants. The additional licence fee must be paid by applicants who are granted a licence.

Number of rooms Application fee Licence fee
2 to 5 £625 £505
6 to 10 £650 £530
11 to 15 £780 £520
16 to 20 £770 £565
21 to 29 £870 £760
30 or more £1,025 £865

Renewable HMO 5-year licence

These fees apply when there have been no changes or breaches of management regulations.

Number of rooms Landlord accredited Non-accredited
2 to 5 £485 £560
6 to 10 £515 £590
11 to 15 £565 £650
16 to 20 £615 £710
21 to 29 £710 £815
30 or more £820 £945

Other fees and charges for HMO landlords

Fee or charge Landlord accredited Non-accredited
Change of manager or ownership £150 £173
Assistance with licensing First 30 minutes are free, then £62 per hour, pro rata £62 per hour

Reports not required by law – houses in multiple occupation

The charges below are for providing written report or plans about a HMO upon request from social care providers.

Reports Charge
1 bedroom HMO £185
2 bedroom HMO £220
3 bedroom HMO £250
4 bedroom HMO £325
5 bedroom HMO £380
6 bedroom HMO £495

Reports not required by law – immigration inspections

The charge below is for providing a report on the suitability of a home to accommodate someone from aboard who is applying to reside in the UK.

Reports Charge
Suitability of a home to accommodate someone from aboard who is applying to live in the UK £165