Apply for a House of Multiple Occupation Licence

House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licence Fees

The cost covers processing your application and inspecting the property. You must pay the full fee when you apply.

Licence type Fee

Application/Renewal for a basic 5 person HMO**


Application/Renewal for an HMO with between 6 and 10 persons**


Application/Renewal for an HMO with 11 or more persons**


A discount of 10% will apply to PAL accredited landlords.

If the application is not valid there will be no discount or refund.

Other costs Fee

Immigration Inspection


Housing Act Notice*


* Per single notice served. In addition an hourly rate of £45 will be added where multiple notices are served, and for the total amount of time taken to produce the single notice when it exceeds £310 (7.4 hours).

How to pay

  • with a debit/credit card when submitting your application online
  • by post with a cheque, made payable to 'Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council' 
  • by phone, call the Private Sector Housing Team on 01707 357 458 and pay by debit/credit card