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Mandatory licences are for large HMO’s as of the 1st of October 2018, these are 5 or more people forming 2 or more unrelated households sharing facilities. This is now irrespective of the number of floors.

To find out if you need a HMO licence please use our “unsure of licence type” checker to ensure you are applying for the right licence type.

For the current fees and other information about Additional licensing please click here

Mandatory licence is an indefinite scheme. Each licence lasts 5 years from issue date unless otherwise stated on your licence.

Please note that you will have 28 days from the day you start your application to submit. Failure to complete your application within the 28 days may result in enforcement action being taken against you, and your licence fee may increase.

If you have any questions about the application form please email

If you are stuck on a question please click on the ? next to the question for more information.

Please have all your certificates and floor plans to hand as you will need them while completing this application.

Please ensure a unique email adddress is entered for each relevant party associated to this application.

Please note the criteria of a Mandatory HMO licence includes:

• Planning consent required
• This is any HMO with 5 or more people forming a min of 2 or more unrelated households and sharing a facility ie. Kitchen, bathroom etc
• Example could be 10 people sharing facilities, forming 5 unrelated households (5 x couples)
• 5 people forming 3 households (2 x couples and a single person unrelated)
• Many combinations allowed as long as min 5 occupants forming 2 (or more) unrelated House Holds sharing a facility.
• Must have sufficient room sizes/space standard observed and facilities to be sufficient for requested occupants i.e. 5 to 1 ratio observed e.g. 1 bathroom to 5 people etc.

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