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Fees and charges - Homes of multiple occupancy licensing fees

Please note the charges quoted below do not include VAT.

Environmental Health2024/25 charge £
HMO (Homes of multiple occupancy) licensing fees 
HMO licence fee for up to 5 bedrooms * part 1 fee623.00
HMO licence fee for up to 5 bedrooms * part 2 fee697.00
HMO licence fee for 5 letting rooms or more - charge per additional room                                37.00
HMO licence fee for up to 5 bedrooms - renewal charge697.00
HMO licence fee - incomplete application 37.00
Reminder letter on failure to apply for a licence37.00
Variation of licence (i.e. change in address or new appointed manager)12.00
Missed appointment157.00
Any other correspondence such as sending out a final reminder letter                                       37.00


* The total cost of licensing an HMO in 2024/25 will be £1,320.00 and is payable in 2 parts. Part 1 fees are to be paid at the time of application to cover the costs of processing the application and inspecting the property. Part 2 fees are levied upon completion of the application process to cover the costs of running and enforcing the scheme. Applicants will need to ensure that Part 2 fees have been paid to the Council prior to the licence being issued.

For 2024/25 a discount of 5% will be applied for valid applications that are received without a request from the Council. This will also apply to valid renewal applications received within the time specified by the Council.

The licensing period is 5 years from the date the application was made.

HMO licensing fee charges will be subject to an annual review from 1 April each year.


Environmental Health2024/25 charge £
Declarations of eligibility on behalf of energy suppliers for ECO4 Flex 
Full declaration checks184.00
Reduced declaration checks103.50
Private Sector Housing 
Housing immigration inspection 209.00
Housing improvement notice - fixed price520.50
Suspended improvement notice - fixed price520.50
Prohibition order - fixed price453.00
Suspended prohibition order - fixed price453.00
Emergency prohibition order - fixed price453.00
Emergency remedial action notice Based on contractor costs + officer time (incl travel) (£66.50 p/h) + mileage costs at 0.45 per mile
Mobile homes - fit and proper person test fee296.00
EIR information139.00
Contaminated land139.00
Officer charges for works in default - per hour66.50