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Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

How do I get a HMO Licence?

You can visit our website to apply for a HMO Licence. The application process roughly takes around 45-60 minutes. You must make sure that you have all your documents ready to put onto your application form. For example, we will need an up to date certificate for the following:

  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Gas Safety Certificate
  • Electrical Installation Certificate
  • Fire Alarm Certificate
  • EPC (Energy Performance Certificate)
  • PAT Testing Certificate (If applicable)
  • Plans (advice on drawing plans
  • ID Photo
  • Proof of your Residential Address

The application form process will not take as long if you have all of these documents ready to be attached. 

Moreover, there are also ways to contact us and we will be more than happy to direct you in getting your HMO Licence. You can ring us on: 0121 368 1177 (option 7) or you can email us at: landlord_licensing@sandwell.gov.uk 

A fee will be charged to cover the administration and inspection costs for the HMO licence procedure.