Housing

HMO licensing fees

If you're the landlord of a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) currently letting to 5 or more occupants constituting 2 or more households then by law you'll need to have a HMO licence.

You should apply for a HMO licence or renew an existing HMO licence via our online Licensing Portal.

Fees for new HMO licence applications from 1 October 2018

In line with recent court decisions – there are 2 stages to fee payment:

  • your first stage fee payment will need to accompany your licence application so that we can carry out necessary checks to enable the Notice of Intention to Issue the licence
  • your second stage fee payment will need to be paid when your application is complete, but before the Notice of Decision to grant the licence is issued. There's a reduction of £75 to the second stage fee if you've already attended a recognised training course

Note: All quoted fees are VAT exempt.

Band Number of occupants First stage fee (£) Second stage fee (£) Total fee (£)
A 5 to 6 occupants £657 £438 £1,095
B 7 to 9 occupants £765 £510 £1,275
C 10 to 14 occupants £837 £558 £1,395
D 15 or more occupants £945 £630 £1,575

Fees for HMO licence renewals

Licence holders renewing a licence for the same property will be charged a 'renewal fee', which is lower than the full HMO application licence fee (provided we receive your application in time).

If we receive an incomplete or late application, we'll charge the full fee (as for an initial application) as detailed above. However, HMO training discounts will still apply.

Note: All quoted fees are VAT exempt.

Band Number of occupants First stage fee (£) Second stage fee (£) Total fee (£)
A 5 to 6 occupants £477 £318 £795
B 7 to 9 occupants £513 £342 £855
C 10 to 14 occupants £531 £354 £885
D 15 or more occupants £585 £390 £975

We'll charge an additional charge (based on the hourly enforcement rate) if we have to do more administrative work than is normally expected, such as identifying unregistered HMOs and bringing them into the licensing regime. This applies only where we make a decision and don't take formal enforcement action.

Also see

Housing Standards and Adaptations

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 552300