Additional HMO property licence fee

Additional HMO property licence fee

Fees and discounts for additional licences.

An HMO needs an additional licence when it is located in one of scheme areas and is occupied by at least three people, who don’t make up a single household and who share a bathroom, toilet or cooking facilities.

More information about what an HMO is and what a household is.

Fee structure for St George and Eastville additional licensing scheme

The standard additional licence fee for St George and Eastville wards is £1000. This is split into: 

  • £330 for payment one
  • £670 for payment two

The licence lasts five years.

Unlicensed property charges apply if you're renting a property that needs a licence and we find it to be unlicensed.

Discounts

Safety and performance certificates

Within three months of the licence being issued we need to see copies of the property’s:

  • gas safety certificate 
  • electricity installation condition report (EICR)
  • energy performance certificate(EPC)

You can get either a:

  • £200 discount on the part two payment if you give us copies before we issue the licence 
  • or a £200 refund if you give us copies within three months of us issuing the full licence

Fee structure for Central Bristol additional licensing scheme

New application

Total cost: £1255

  • First payment: £414, payable when submitting the licence application.

  • Second payment: £841 payable upon successful application prior to the issuing of the licence.

The second payment is less any discount costs.

The licence lasts five years.

Central Additional licensing scheme discounts

Rent with confidence scheme

 To qualify for the £50 licence fee Rent with Confidence (RWC) discount, licence holders or managers of licensed properties must have the accredited level of membership with one of the RWC approved providers when you apply for a licence.

This scheme isn't managed by the council. Contact the Rent with Confidence approved providers directly. You can find a list of approved contractors on the West of England Rental Standard website.

As the applicant, it's your responsibility to prove RWC membership. If you can't provide evidence of qualifying membership by the deadline for Part 2 payment, the licence holder isn't eligible for reward.

Safety and performance certificates

Within three months of the licence being issued we need to see copies of the property’s:

  • gas safety certificate 
  • electricity installation condition report (EICR)
  • energy performance certificate(EPC)

You either get:

  • a £150 discount on the part two payment if you give us satisfactory copies of the documents before we issue the proposed licence
  • or a £150 refund if you give us satisfactory copies within three months of the full licence being issued