Last updated: 16 May 2024

Next review: 16 May 2025

We launched this scheme in April 2020, to cover properties occupied by three or more people outside of mandatory HMO licensing.   

This includes multiple-occupied flats in purpose-built blocks (with over two flats) where more than 3 people live in the flat.

The licence fee is split into two parts – with the first covering the costs of processing your application, and the second payable if successful. You can get a £100 discount for certain multiple properties.

Find out more about property licence costs.

Licences last until up to 5 years, /or until the scheme ends. 
Licensed properties must comply with additional licence conditions.

If you fail to comply with the licence conditions, we may act. See our Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy.