Houses in multiple occupation

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

From 1st October 2018 the Government has extended the scope of Mandatory HMO Licensing throughout England.

All HMOs in Gedling Borough with 5 or more tenants who do not form a single household, i.e houses with individually let bedrooms but shared facilities such as kitchens and bathrooms. These properties will need a licence from the local Council which is responsible for the area where the property is situated.

Mandatory HMO licensing also covers some flats that were converted without Building Regulation approval subject to section 257 of the Housing Act 2004.

Before you begin the application, please read the Application Guide which explains what supporting documents you will need, it contains information on applying for multiple properties and detailed information on how to apply.

The application should take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

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If you have already started and saved an application, you will need to log in here to continue.

To renew an existing licence click on the link below. You will need a unique licence reference number provided by the council to apply, if you do not have a licence reference number please contact the Public Protection Service on 0115 9013972 or email enquiries@gedling.gov.uk

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Paper application

If you would like to pay by cheque or in cash you will need to complete a paper based application, which will cost an additional £60 per application. If you would like us to check through your application, you can book an appointment with our Customer Service Advisors by calling 0115 901 3971

To apply for a paper application email enquiries@gedling.gov.uk 

Message to HMO applicants

If you are a selective licence applicant and have received an email from Idox, our application provider stating that your application has been deleted please be assured that it hasn't.

If you have submitted and paid for the application it has NOT been deleted and we are currently working on them.

The email that has been sent out relates to any applications which have been saved as a draft and has remained inactive for 30 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information you can read our Frequently asked questions guide, email or call our Customer Services Advisors on You can also read our .

Licence Costs

The licence fee will be collected in two parts. Part one when you apply and part two when the application is processed.

New online application and licence fees

Landlord type

Part 1 fee

Part 2 fee

Total

Accredited Landlords

£480

£165

£645

Non Accredited Landlords

£565

£175

£740

Renewal online application and licence fees

Landlord type

Part 1 fee

Part 2 fee

Total

Accredited Landlords

£400

£165

£565

Non Accredited Landlords

£485

£175

£660

 

 

New paper application and licence fees

Landlord type

Part 1 fee

Part 2 fee

Total

Accredited Landlords

£540

£165

£705

Non Accredited Landlords

£625

£175

£800

Renewal paper application and licence fees

Landlord type

Part 1 fee

Part 2 fee

Total

Accredited Landlords

£460

£165

£625

Non Accredited Landlords

£545

£175

£720

The costs spread over the 5 years of the scheme are less than £2 per week for accredited landlords and less than £2.50 per week for non-accredited landlords.

Please note we currently only accept debit card payments online. You can pay by cash or cheque if you apply by a paper form subject to an additional £60 fee.

Landlord Accreditation

To become accredited landlords can apply to join the DASH Accreditation Scheme which is provided by DASH Services.

In order to become a DASH accredited landlord you will need to:

1.  Complete the online application form
2.  Be confirmed as a suitable landlord
3.  Complete the DASH Landlord Development Course
4.  Pass a property health check
5.  Commit to the code of conduct and agree terms and conditions
6.  Agree to listing your name on a public register of DASH accredited landlords
7.  Agree that your tenants can be contacted and invited to join the DASH tenant accreditation scheme.

See the DASH website www.dashservices.org.uk or call 01332 641 111 for further details. Please note that DASH Services are a separate body to Gedling Borough Council and any questions specific to accreditation and the process involved should be directed to DASH Services.

In order to qualify for the accreditation discount on licence applications, the proposed licence holder must be fully accredited when the application to licence the property is made.

 Notification of properties that should be licensed

We are keen to ensure all properties that should be licensed are. If you have any further details about a property you feel should be licensed please supply us the details using our online form and we will follow up as necessary.

Dealing with Covid-19 in HMOs

As we move into the recovery stages of COVID-19, the Government guidance has been updated and we want landlords and tenants to have the latest updates and answer a few questions that they may have.

View the Dealing with Covid-19 in HMO's document here.