A HMO is a house in multiple occupation and applies to buildings that are either a single dwelling or a flat where two or more separate households share facilities such as; kitchens, toilet and bathroom. In April 2006 the government introduced a compulsory licensing system for certain types of HMOs. Those HMOs that are 3 stories or more and are occupied by five or more persons comprising of two separate households must be licensed. From 1st October 2018 all properties that are occupied by five or more persons comprising of two separate households must be licensed. If no licence is in place by the 1st October 2018 an offence will have been committed. Applications are currently being accepted and processed by the council. Please use the below application form.
The current licence fee is £675 for a property consisting of up to 7 units, for any properties above 7 units there will be an additional £15 fee per additional unit. The council is responsible for maintaining a licensing scheme for properties of this type, so if your property fits the criteria outlined in the guidance contact Housing Enforcement Team to apply for a licence on 01384 815118.
Application for a HMO Licence (Please see information below before completing the form). If you need advice in completing the form, please refer to the guidance notes.
Please note there is no auto-save function on this form. You should ensure that you have all certificates available as attachments before completing the form.
You will need the following documents to complete the form
The form should take around 30 minutes to complete.
Any queries please call Housing Enforcement Team on 01384 815118 to discuss.
The council is responsible for maintaining a licensing scheme for properties of this type, so if your property fits the criteria outlined in the guidance contact Private Sector Housing to apply for a licence on 01384 815118.
Tel: 01384 815118
Email: Housing Enforcement Team
If you are thinking of Renting out your property, then please fill in the online Form below.