Apply for a new HMO Licence

To make a licence application valid (and thus for a landlord to fulfil their statutory duty to apply for a licence) we need: 

1. A fully completed application form: Complete this online, or you can request a paper copy.

2. A signed Declaration: We will send this to you to complete and return.

3. The fee paid in full: We will send you a payment reference number and amount due.

Information you need for an application 

You must provide contact details for all interested parties, including:

  • Applicant
  • Proposed Licence Holder
  • Manager(s)
  • Owner / Joint Owners
  • Any Long Term Tenant(s) / Leaseholder(s)
  • Any other person willing to be bound by the conditions of the licence
  • The Mortgage provider(s) and relevant account number(s)

You must have informed all of these people of your intention to apply for an HMO licence before submitting your application, and you will be asked to provide the date on which you (the Applicant) informed each party.

You must also provide details of:

  • Knowledge of the criminal record, if any, of the Applicant, Proposed Licence Holder and Manager
  • Details of relevant accreditations, qualifications and professional memberships
  • Knowledge of the existing Planning status of the house
  • Details regarding the facilities and amenities of the house
  • Details of the tenancy agreement(s)
  • Details of the scheme in which the tenancy deposits are held

Please note:

  • We must have separate contact details for all interested parties.
  • Applicants who do not have their own email address can nominate a relative, friend or colleague to receive email communications on their behalf.
  • Applicants who do not have their own access to the web can arrange with a relative, friend or colleague to submit an application on their behalf. Alternatively, public computers are available in St Aldateā€™s Customer Service Centre reception or in public libraries.


Apply online for HMO Licence

After you have submitted the application form, a copy of what you submit will be automatically emailed back to you. Please keep this as proof of submission.

HMO Licence Pre-application Advice Visits

If the property is not yet an HMO, and you would like us to visit your property to advise you on the HMO licensing requirements before you apply for a licence, please contact us using the link below. There is a charge for this service, see our Fees and Charges page for details.

Book a pre-licensing advice visit