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Renew a HMO licence

Find out how to renew a licence for a house in multiple occupation (HMO).

You can renew your HMO licence if all of the following apply:

  • you already have a mandatory HMO licence
  • the licence holders are the same as the current licence
  • you apply before your current licence expires
  • there are no changes to the type of licence you need for the property

Late applications

If your application is received after the expiry date of your licence, you risk paying the forced renewal application fee.


Fees are per licence and last a maximum term of 5 years.

The fee is split into two parts and you can either pay for your licence in two parts or as one payment.

The first part of the fee covers the licence processing fee. This fee is payable when the application is submitted to us. It is non-refundable if the application isn’t successful or you withdraw.

The second part of the fee relates to the administration and compliance of the licence. This fee is payable when we have determined that the licence application has succeeded and must be paid before we release the licence.

Your application is not 'duly made' until both fees are paid and your final licence will not be issued until full payment is received.

Licence renewal fees
Application type Full fee Part 1 Part 2
Renewal £1162 £237 £925
Renewal (enforced) £1377 £237 £1140

To apply to renew your licence, complete the application form by selecting renewal in section 2.

If we hold floor plans, we can send these to you for you to add any changes or to confirm nothing has changed. If we do not hold floor plans or they do not contain sufficient information, we may ask you to send new ones.

Renew a HMO licence

Contact Housing Standards