HMO Licensing

Guidance on completing your application

Information required for all HMO licence applications

We need certain information for all HMO licence applications, whether new or renewal:

The full address of the HMO to be licensed

Contact details (name, address, phone, email) for everyone with an interest in the HMO

  • Your contact details (as the Applicant)
  • The proposed Licence Holder
  • All Owners and Co-owners
  • Any Manager or Managing Agent
  • Any Mortgage lenders
  • Any Tenants with an unexpired lease of over three years
  • Any other persons who will be bound by the licence conditions

You must inform all these people that you are applying for the HMO licence. We need everyone’s details so we can correctly serve copies of the licence documents.

If you are not going to be the Licence Holder, you will both need to sign a declaration.

Additional information required for new HMO licence applications

We need extra information to be provided for new applications. If a licence is being renewed, you do not need to provide this level of detail unless something has changed.

Information about the HMO’s structure and management

  • Details about cooking and washing facilities
  • Fire precautions and management arrangements
  • Upload a floorplan – See our guidance document

Current copies of the following certificates available to upload:

  • Gas Safety Certificate (if gas in the property) – dated within 12 months
  • Electrical Installation Condition Report – dated within 5 years

You may also be asked to provide copies of the following documents:

  • Fire Alarm Test Certificate
  • Emergency Lighting Test Certificate
  • Portable Appliance Test (PAT) Certificate
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Fire Extinguisher Test Certificates
  • Evidence the property has planning permission or benefits from existing planning use
  • Evidence of when the property became an HMO or became a licensable HMO

You will be asked to upload certificates as you progress through the form, so please have these ready.