List of fees and charges relating to HMO LICENSING 2020


Initial application

£845 plus an inspection fee of £77 per habitable room

This is the fee for a first time application by a landlord to licence an HMO. It includes for verifying that the landlord is a fit and proper person to be a licensee.

Subsequent application

£785 plus £77 per habitable  room

This is the fee for a landlord who already holds a licence for an HMO within  Trafford to make an application for a licence for an additional property.

Application after wrongly claimed exemption under Building Regulations

Appropriate application fee plus £107

Landlords may claim that an otherwise licensable HMO is exempt as it complied in 1991 with the then-current Building Regulations. If the claim for exemption is not accepted, the Council’s costs in investigating the claim are recoverable.

Notification of inadequate   application

£75 per notification

All applicants will be offered an opportunity to discuss their application with an officer prior to submission, similar to the “passport check” service offered by the Post Office. An applicant who does not take advantage of this and submits an inadequate or incomplete application will be notified by post and the application will not   be processed further until the missing information is provided and the additional fee is paid.

Resubmission of application  following refusal of a licence

£845 per resubmission

Where the Council refuses to approve an application for a licence, (e.g. on the   grounds that the property is not suitable for occupation by the number of residents stipulated on the application), the applicant may resubmit their application after addressing the Council’s reasons for refusal.

Verification of  satisfactory management arrangements.

Additional £103 per   application

Where an applicant is intending that the property should be managed other than by him or her, then the Council need to ensure that the management arrangements are satisfactory.

Application to vary licence or license conditions

£110 per application

Where an applicant applies to vary the conditions of the licence, a separate fee is payable to cover the costs.