Licensing fees for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)

Licensing fees for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)

Find out about the licensing fees for HMOs for both the mandatory and additional licensing schemes.

From 1 October 2018, all HMOs with five or more occupants need to have a licence. Apply for a licence by 28 September 2018 to get a discount.

Cheaper fees are available for charities and for landlords who are accredited through the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme (LLAS) or are members of a recognised landlord association.

Fees for additional scheme

​Fee per lettable unit/household* ​
First application Subsequent applications​
​Accredited landlord​s ​£400 ​£320
​Unaccredited landlords ​£500 ​£400
​Charities ​£250 ​£200

 Fees for mandatory scheme

​​Fee per lettable unit/household* ​ ​ Early bird discount (available until 28 September 2018)​ ​
First application Subsequent applications​ First application ​Subsequent applications
​Accredited landlord​s ​£400 ​£320 ​£360 ​£288
​Unaccredited landlords ​£500 ​£400 ​£450 £360​
​​Charities ​£250 ​£200 ​£225 £200​

Other charges

Visit by us to inspect and/or draw floor plans that meet HMO licensing standards £220​
Registering a change to the occupancy level ​£275

 *A lettable unit/household consists of family members or a cohabiting couple. A group of four friends counts as four separate lettable units/households. ​​​


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