Property licensing fees

Our fees and charges are being kept as low as possible. We do not make a profit from the scheme. Income from the licence fee goes towards the setup, running and enforcement of the scheme.

Application fees

Type of licenceNew application feePart 1 - Fee on application (non-refundable)Part 2 - Fee on grant of Licence 
Mandatory Licensing Scheme

£840

plus £25 for each additional habitable room over five habitable rooms.

£540 £300
Additional Licensing Scheme £840 £540 £300
Selective Licensing Scheme £540 £340 £200


Renewal fees

The renewal fee applies where the applicant makes a declaration to confirm no changes to circumstances or property since 1st application and the application is made before the expiry of the existing licence.

Type of licenceNew application feePart 1 - Fee on application (non-refundable)Part 2 - Fee on grant of Licence 
Mandatory Licensing Scheme

£740

plus £25 for each additional habitable room over five habitable rooms.

£440 £300
Additional Licensing Scheme £740 £440 £300
Selective Licensing Scheme £500 £300 £200


Discounts on fees

ServiceFee reduction
London Landlord Accreditation Scheme Membership £40

 

Assistance completing the application

If you are unable to complete the online application, we can provide assistance to complete the application

ServiceFee
Assistance completing application £100

Licence variation fees

There is no charge to:

  • Change of details of any existing licence holder, manager, owner, mortgagor, freeholder or leaseholder
  • Change of mortgagor, owner, freeholder and leaseholder (unless they are also the licence holder or manager)
  • Reduction in the number of occupiers and/or households for licensing purposes
  • Variation of licence started by the council
  • Change of manager (unless they are also the licence holder)
  • A larger number of occupiers and/or households for licensing purposes through increasing the number or size of rooms, and/or amenity provision (unless there is a change of licence type - from Selective to Additional)


Other fees and charges

Type of applicationFee or charge
Change of the existing licence holder A new application must be made
Application to licence after one has been taken away Initial application fee
Application received following the expiry of a Temporary Exemptions Notice (TEN) made by the council Initial application fee
Applicant withdraws application Initial application fee with no refund
Change of licence type (e.g. if a single dwelling is re-let as a House in Multiple Occupation New application fee

 

Refunds

We will give a refund for a property licence if an application was made by mistake. Situations considered to be a mistake are if:

  • the property is outside the designated area
  • a duplicate application has been made
  • an application was made for an exempted property.
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