Houses in multiple occupation (HMO) licences

Apply for a licence

Apply for a house in multiple occupation licence


  • Licence fee (for up to five bedrooms): £642 
  • Licence fee for a member of the North Staffordshire Landlord Accreditation Scheme: £539 (discount only applies for continuous membership) 
  • Fee for each extra bedroom: £8.50 

What you will need to apply

You will need the following certificates to apply: 

  • Gas safety certificate 
  • Electrical safety certificate 
  • Design, installation and commissioning certificates for the fire alarm system and/or test certificate 
  • Emergency lighting test certificate 
  • Service contract for alarm and fire systems 
  • Portable appliance test certificates (if applicable) 
  • Building regulations completion certificate (if applicable) 
  • Current tenancy agreements 

What will be considered

A licence lasts for five years. You must renew your licence before it runs out.

The licence will have conditions attached relating to management and safety.