Houses in multiple occupation (HMO) licences

Renew a licence


  • renewal fee (for up to five bedrooms): £475
  • fee for each extra bedroom: £8.50
  • renewal fee for a member of the North Staffordshire Landlord Accreditation Scheme: £372 (discount only applies for continuous membership)

What you will need to apply

You will need the following certificates to apply: 

  • building regulations completion certificate (if applicable)
  • current tenancy agreements
  • 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)
  • gas safety certificate

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.

Renew a house in multiple occupation licence