Houses in Multiple Occupation

Applying for an HMO licence

  • Stage 1

You make your online application by clicking the link below.

NOTE: It is important that you read the application guidance, checklist and minimum standards for HMOs and hostels downloadable below, before starting to complete the application form. This contains a list of the information and documentation you must submit with your application.

Download: Application form guidance (PDF)

Download: Application form checklist (PDF)

Download: Minimum standards for HMOs and hostels (PDF)

The application will take around 45 minutes to complete.

  • Stage 2

We aim to contact you within two weeks of receiving a full application to arrange an inspection of the property.

  • Stage 3

We aim to draft the licence conditions (with any works necessary) and send them to you and other persons with an interest in the property within six weeks of the inspection. You (and other interested parties) have 14 days in which to make any representations.

  • Stage 4

We grant the final HMO licence after consideration of any representations.

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