HMO licence fees and charges

HMO Licence Fees and Charges

Category

Application type

Fee

A

Higher Rate New Application
New application for a one-year licence where the HMO has been operating unlicensed for more than 12 weeks 

£1,550

B

Standard New Application
New application for a one-year* licence where:
i) The HMO was acquired and/or began operating as an HMO within the previous 12 weeks; or
ii) The licence expired before a valid renewal application was completed; or
iii) Change of existing licence holder.
*May be eligible for longer licence in cases of  i) or iii) if Licence Holder holds other HMO licences with us and all relevant criteria are met at time of application

£420

C

Standard Renewal
Annual renewal where there are no management concerns or outstanding licence conditions

£197

D

Higher Rate Renewal
Annual renewal where there are management concerns, non-compliance issues or other reasons that re-inspection or audit is required

£377

E

Two-year Renewal
Licence renewal for 2 years where all two-year licence criteria are met

£222

F

Full Scheme or Five-Year Renewal
Licence renewal for 5 calendar years (mandatory HMOs) or to the end of the additional licensing scheme (24/01/2021)
Must meet all eligibility criteria

£315

 

Optional charges for other services available

Category

Service type

Price

G

Fire Risk Assessment provided by our Building Control Service

£300

H

HMO licensing advice (per visit)

£158

 

Assisting tenant to apply for Rent Repayment Order (RRO)

10% of rent awarded by FtT

 

 

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

Application fee less £109

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

Nil