In order to ensure multiple occupancy homes are of a decent standard, landlords will need a HMO licence if a property has:
We have produced a HMO guide for landlords where you can find out more information.
Your application will only be valid if it is completed correctly, full payment is made and the required supporting documents are included.
Copies of the following documents must be attached to your online application, enclosed with a postal application or attached to an email if submitting via email:
Use the pay online facility once you have completed your online application. Please note that you will need the online application reference number which you will get once you have completed your application. When you enter the online payments system, select 'Licensing' from the drop down menu on the payments page and follow the on screen instructions.
Please send a cheque made payable to Liverpool City Council. Please write your name and the address of the property that is to be licensed on the back of your cheque and send it to:
Public Protection Division
The council must maintain a public register of all the premises licensed as a house in multiple occupation. A basic copy of the register is available to download below.
If you have any enquiries about a property which has been licensed or which you feel should be licensed and is not, please contact us.
No tacit consent does not apply. The city council does not grant a licence until the applicant is proved to be ‘fit and proper’ as defined by the Housing Act 2004.
Any appeal is submitted to the Residential Property Tribunal http://www.rpts.gov.uk/. From refusal of application there is 28 days to appeal to the Residential Property Tribunal.
Variations to Licences are requested and granted after payment of the fee – contact the City Council’s HMO Licensing Team.
Reminders are sent to the Licensee when a renewal is due.