Houses in multiple occupation licence renewals

You need to renew your licence every five years at least one month before it is due to expire.

If the licence has expired or you have made significant changes, such as a change in the number of licensed bedrooms or licence holder then you will need to fill out a new application form instead of a renewal.

Renewal Applications

Before you apply to renew your licence you will need copies of the:

Before renewing you will also need to inform all interested parties:

  • the freeholder
  • any leaseholders
  • any mortgagee
  • any tenant who has a tenancy for at least three years
  • the proposed licence holder (if that is not you)
  • the proposed managing agent (if that is not you)
  • any person who has agreed to be bound by a licence condition

Renew your licence

What happens next

Once we receive your application it will be processed by our Housing Standards team within 10 working days.


The renewal application fee is £690. For accredited landlords it’s £670.