Apply for a House of Multiple Occupation Licence

Renew or change a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licence

Renew a licence

HMO licences are valid for up to five years and you will need to renew them after this time. There are penalties for not having a valid licence.

You will need to provide:

Renew a HMO licence*

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Change a licence

It is free to amend a licence but you must tell us about any changes to:

  • the contact details of the licence holder or manager (including change of address)
  • the number of people on your licence (we will need to carry out an inspection to check on room sizes and amenities)

To make a change to your licence email

You can not transfer a licence and you will need to apply for a new licence if the licence holder changes.