Houses in multiple occupation (HMO) licences

Apply for a licence

Costs

  • 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

  • kitchen, bathroom and toilets facilities
  • whether the proposed licence holder is a fit and proper person
  • what the management arrangements are

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.
    

Apply for a house in multiple occupation licence