HMO LICENSING COST

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How much does an HMO licence cost?

There is no standard fixed HMO licence cost, the fee differs from council to council. Please click on the London boroughs listed below to find out the property licence costs, for HMOs and rental properties that require licensing under a specific scheme, within London.

The prices listed below are correct as of June 2019 and do not take into account any landlord accreditation discounts that council’s may have in place.

  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Barking & Dagenham – £956 (3 storey property with up to 5 habitable rooms)
  • Additional HMO licence cost Barking & Dagenham – £700
  • Selective licence cost Barking & Dagenham- £506
  • Mandatory HMO licensing cost Barnet – £1,202 (up to 5 units of accommodation, additional £26 per unit there after)
  • Additional HMO licensing cost Barnet – £1,202 (up to 5 units of accommodation, additional £26 per unit there after)
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Bexley – £265 + £145 per letting
  • Selective licence cost Bexley – £690
  • Mandatory HMO licence Brent – £840
  • Additional HMO licence Brent – £840
  • Selective licence Brent- £540
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Bromley – £185 per unit of accommodation/household on application + £75 per unit of accommodation/household once application has been processed
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Camden – £545 + £54.50 per unit of accommodation
  • Additional HMO licence cost Camden – £545 + £54.50 per unit of accommodation
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost City of London – £110
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Croydon – £250 per unit of accommodation
  • Selective licence cost Croydon – £750
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Ealing – £1,100 + £30 per habitable room
  • Selective licence cost Ealing – £500
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Enfield – £130 per unit of accommodation
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Greenwich – £388 per habitable room
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Hackney – £950
  • Additional HMO licence cost Hackney – £950
  • Selective licence cost Hackney  – £500
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Hammersmith & Fulham – POA
  • Additional HMO licence cost Hammersmith & Fulham – £560
  • Selective licence cost Hammersmith & Fulham – £560
  • Mandatory HMO licence fee Haringey – £1,100
  • Additional HMO licence fee Haringey – £1,100
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Harrow – £1,310
  • Additional HMO licence cost Harrow – £1,310
  • Selective licence cost Harrow – £550
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Havering – £1,115 (up to 5 lettings)
  • Additional HMO licence cost Havering – £900
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Hillingdon – £980
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Hounslow – £1,190
  • Additional HMO licence cost Hounslow – £1,190
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Islington – £280 per letting
  • Additional HMO licence cost Islington – £280 per letting
    • S257 HMO licence cost Islington – £685
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Kensington & Chelsea – £1248.13 + £12.60 per habitable room
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames – £200 per letting for 1 to 2 storey properties and £240 per letting for 3+ storey properties
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Lambeth – £273 per unit of accommodation
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Lewisham – £500 per household
  • Additional HMO licence cost Lewisham – £500 per household
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Merton – £220 per unit of accommodation (up to 5 units, £200 per unit thereafter)
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Newham – £1,050 (up to 5 lettings)
  • Additional HMO licence cost Newham – £1,250
  • Selective licence cost Newham – £750
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Redbridge – £1,494 (for 5 single person lettings)
  • Additional HMO licence cost Redbridge – £1,198-1,864 (depending on number of households)
  • Selective licence cost Redbridge – £604
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Richmond upon Thames – £1,737 (5 single person lettings)
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Southwark – £268 per bedroom
  • Additional HMO licence cost Southwark – £268 per bedroom
  • Selective licence cost Southwark – £536
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Sutton – £240 per letting
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Tower Hamlets – £538 + £36 per habitable room
  • Additional HMO licence cost Tower Hamlets – £520
  • Selective licence cost Tower Hamlets – £532.50
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Waltham Forest- £1,100 (up to 6 lettings, £125 per letting thereafter)
  • Selective licence cost Waltham Forest – £650
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Wandsworth – £1,358 (5 bedroom property)
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Westminster – £285 per unit of accommodation

HMO licence costs in cities outside of London

Please click on the cities listed below to find out the property licence costs, for HMOs and rental properties that require licensing under a specific scheme running in that city.

  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Brighton – £670 (up to 5 tenants on 1 tenancy agreement) or £850 (up to 5 tenants on multiple tenancy agreements)
  • Additional HMO licence cost Brighton – £670 (up to 5 tenants on 1 tenancy agreement) or £850 (up to 5 tenants on multiple tenancy agreements)
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Birmingham – £1,150
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Leeds – £825 (up to 6 occupants)
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Liverpool – £980 (up to 6 units of accommodation)
  • Selective (landlord) licence cost Liverpool – £412
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Manchester – £985 (up to 5 occupants)
  • Selective licence cost Manchester – £650
  • Mandatory HMO licence cost Sheffield – £750 (up to 5 occupants)
  • Selective licence cost Sheffield – £500 (processing fee) + £250 (low risk inspection & monitoring fee) or £500 (high risk)

If you would like to know the property licence costs for councils outside of the areas listed please give us a call on 020 3848 2200.

Please note, legislation often changes over time and local authorities can alter the way that they approach and interpret housing enforcement and the associated legislation. For these reasons, the information provided should not be considered exhaustive and regular updates/changes are made to the content.

In no way does the information supplied on this website represent legal advice, as such it should not be relied upon or taken as anything more than general advice and guidance.

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