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Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

Apply for a HMO Licence

If you wish to apply for a HMO Licence then please click here.

* Please note, we are currently having problems with our payments, you can still apply for a HMO licence as normal. When you get to the payment part of the application please ring our payment line to make the payment: 0121 569 2200

Once you have made the payment, please forward to us your proof of payment or receipt to and we will add your payment manually to your application. We would like to apologise for any inconveniences this may cause. Our team are working hard on fixing this problem as soon as possible.*

Before you apply, please make sure that you have the following ready to add to your application:

  • Fire Alarm Certificate
  • Electrical Installation Certificate
  • Fire Risk Assessment 
  • Emergency Lighting Certificate
  • Gas Certificate
  • EPC
  • Plans
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of address
  • PAT Testing (If applicable) 

If you have these documents ready, the application process will be easier to complete. To fill out the whole application, it will only take around 30-40 minutes. 

Remember, you only have to apply for a Licence if you have 5 or more people in 2 or more households in your property. If you are still unsure if you need a Licence or not, please click here. Or, if you would more information on what a HMO is and the difference between a licensable and non licensable HMO then please click here. If you live or rent out your property in the West Bromwich area, you may need a licence. Please visit our Additional Licensing page for more information. 


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