New Application for Mandatory Licence

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 6 weeks from the day you start your application to submit. Failure to complete your application within the 6 weeks 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

Licences are valid for 5 years from issue date. Unless otherwise stated on your Licence.

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.

All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

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This code has also been emailed to you. Please keep a note of this code so that you can resume your application later in case you do not complete it in one go.