HMO licence fees and charges

HMO Licence Applications Fees and Charges

Category

Application type

Fee

A

New Application
Initial (new) application for a one-year licence where the owner has been found to be operating an unlicensed HMO for more than 12 weeks 

£1,499

B

New Application
Initial (new) application for a one-year licence where the owner comes forward to licence voluntarily and is able to demonstrate that the property was acquired and/or operating as an HMO within the previous 12 weeks; or change of existing licence holder

£408

C

Annual Renewal
Annual renewal where no issues with confidence in management or re-inspection required

£191

D

Annual Renewal
Annual renewal where there are confidence in management or non-compliance issues and a re-inspection or audit is required

£365

E

Two-year Licence Renewal
Two-year licence renewal where licence holder/manager meets all criteria
Must meet all two-year licence criteria

£215

F

Full Scheme (‘five-year’) Licence Renewal
Full Scheme (five-year) licence where licence holder/manager meets criteria
Must meet all 'five-year' licence criteria

£307

 

Optional charges for other services available

Category

Service type

Price

G

Fire risk assessment provided by our Building Control Service

£300

H

Advisory visit – pre-licensing advice visit

£153 per visit

 

Refunds

The licensing fees are set to recover the administrative and inspection costs. We can only offer refunds upon withdrawal of an application as below:

Circumstances of refund request

Amount refunded

Before the inspection of the house
The retained amount covers the Council's preliminary administrative costs

Application fee less £109

After the inspection of the house
The retained amount covers the Council's administrative and inspection costs

Nil