What does it mean for me as a landlord?

If you own a property and you or your agent are letting it out to 3 or 4 unrelated people you will need to get a licence from the council.
It may also mean that you must upgrade the fire protection in the property, abide by the licence conditions and the management regulations. Details of all these requirement can be found on our HMO webpage.

What do I have to do?

If your property will be affected by this scheme then please apply for an Additional Licence by clicking here. Please note that if you want to save your application at any time then you will have to make a MySandwell account before you start the application. If you don't want to make a MySandwell account then please be aware that any progress that you have made on your application will not be saved.

How much will it cost?

Additional Licensing Fees will be the same as the HMO Licence Fees.

HMO Licence fees from 1 April 2024 - 31 March 2025

First application for an HMO licence  

First payment

Second payment

Total

 

£642.00

£359.00

£1,001.00

Our fee's go up on the 1st April each year and any payments from this date will be subject to a new charge amount.  

The proposed Licence Holder may claim any of the following discounts for being a member of the following landlord organisations or for second and subsequent properties.

Membership of MLAS (Midland Landlord Accredication Scheme) or has recieved any training/professional qualifications in housing and/or housing management (to be provided) (initial application) £165.00
Membership of National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) or similar organisations £55.00
Discount for second and subsequent properties £55.00

 Please make sure you have all your documents to hand before you apply. The online form will work out what you need to pay and payment will be taken at the end of the application once approved.


The Licence will be for the duration of the scheme. If we have any issues with the property, then we can make the Licence period shorter.