Fees, discounts and exemptions

How much will a licence cost?

First property: £400 
Each additional property: £350
Discount for members of one of our approved co-regulation organisations: £200.

The licence fee is non-refundable. Licences cannot be transferred to another person.

Exemptions

Properties with an HMO licence are exempt. There are also a number of other circumstances which may mean you do not have to licence a property. 

Member discounts

The three organisations below are our 'co-regulators' who work with us to make sure their members meet our licence conditions. 

How do I claim a member discount?

If you are a member of one of the organisations above, you’ll get a unique reference number when you opt into their co-regulating conditions. This number allows you to claim the discounted property licence rate of £200 when you apply for a Landlord Licence.

The discount is made possible because you have already committed to meeting certain standards and we have fewer compliance checks to make as a result. 

Can a member discount be refused?

You must be a member before you apply for a licence - we cannot offer 'retrospective' discounts. If you stop being a member we will recover the full fee.

We have the right to refuse a discount - for instance if action has been, or is being, taken against you in respect of an unlicensed property you want to licence. 

The final decision rests with us, but if you are unhappy with our decision you can use the council's complaints procedure to tell us why.