Licensing fees for Houses in Multiple Occupation

Find out how much we charge for House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licenses in Brighton & Hove.

Levels of fee

How much we charge for an HMO licence depends on:

We may prompt you to apply for an HMO licence if we find that you should have one but haven't made an application. You'll have to pay the prompted fee if we do this.

Fees for single tenancies

Single tenancy shared houses have one tenancy agreement that lists everyone living in them.

The table below shows how the fee goes up depending on the number of people living in the property.

Number of occupiers 3 to 5 6 to 8 9 to 11 12 to 14
Normal fee £670 £710 £750 £790
Accredited fee £600 £635 £670 £705
Prompted fee £810 £850 £890 £930
Normal renewal fee £430 £450 £470 £490
Accredited renewal fee £385 £400 £420 £435
Prompted renewal fee £570 £590 £610 £630


The licence fee will be higher for properties with more than 14 occupiers.

You can use our online HMO form to calculate your licence type and fee.

Fees for multiple tenancies

Multiple tenancy lets are properties made up of self-contained flats or bedsits, where each letting has its own tenancy agreement.

The table below shows how the fee goes up depending on the number of lettings in the property.

Number of lettings 2 to 5 6 to 8 9 to 11 12 to 14
Normal fee £850 £1,010 £1,170 £1,330
Accredited fee £760 £900 £1,040 £1,185
Prompted fee £990 £1,150 £1,310 £1,470
Normal renewal fee £520 £600 £680 £760
Accredited renewal fee £465 £535 £605 £675
Prompted renewal fee £660 £740 £820 £900


The licence fee will be higher for properties with more than 14 lettings.

You can use our online HMO form to calculate your licence type and fee.