HMO licence renewal

You are legally required to licence your property if it meets the following criteria:

  • It is a building in which two or more families/individuals share basic amenities 


  • It is a converted building which contains one or more units of accommodation that are not self-contained 


  • It has five or more people living there


  • The five or more people make up more than one household (family unit)


If you do not apply for a licence, and your property is found to fit the criteria above you can be prosecuted and subject to an unlimited fine per property or required to pay a penalty charge of up to £30,000

A separate form must be completed for each individual property that needs a licence.

If you have any more questions please contact the Private Sector Housing Team on 01304 872397