Licence fee

The fee depends on factors such as the number of habitable rooms (rooms used for sleeping or flats in a self-contained block). When you apply, we'll automatically calculate this. You can also refer to the table below:

HMO licence fees

Fee type Cost
Standard £408 per unit 
Member of a landlord's professional association or accreditation scheme £338.64 per unit
Enhanced (where the Council have discovered the HMO use and written to the property owner/landlord) - no discounts apply £530.40 per unit
Standard rate for applications for renewing a licence  £321.30 per unit
Member of a landlord's professional association or accreditation scheme rate for applications for renewing a licence  £283.56 per unit
Assistance with completing an application £153 each

Selective licence fees

 

Full Fee

On application

On issue of licence

Period of licence

Applicants who apply within three months of the commencement date. No further discounts apply.

£312

£187

£125

5 years

Applicants who apply after 31 December 2022.

£780

£468

£312

5 years

Applicants who apply after 31 December 2022 and/or  with previous management contraventions and are of concern.

£780

£468

£312

1 year

Discounted Fees

Applicants who agree to lease or offer an AST to a council-nominated tenant to the Royal Borough of Greenwich for a minimum of 12 months.

£585

      £351

£234

5 years

Applicants who are accredited with an approved Landlord or Letting Agent Association.

£624

£375

£249

5 years

Applicants who are both accredited and who agree to lease or offer an AST to a council-nominated tenant to the Royal Borough of Greenwich for a minimum of 12 months

£429

£257

£172

5 years

New build properties where application is received within one month of first tenancy. No further discounts apply.

£351

£211

£140

5 years

The fees are VAT-exempt. The cost of the fees is a valid business expense for tax purposes.

Fees are used to cover the cost of administering and enforcing the licensing scheme and are reviewed regularly.

You'll have to pay using a credit or debit card when you apply for a licence. Unfortunately business credit cards and American Express are not accepted.

We split the licence fee into administration costs and enforcement costs. 

Payments for the licence(s) will be made in two parts, one at the end of the online application process, which will be taken electronically and the final payment prior to the issue of the licence (if granted), which will be taken by card payment over the phone.

There are no instalment plans available. There are no discounts for multiple applications or where after assessment we propose to grant a licence for less units than applied for or a short licence.

Should the second payment not be made following reminders, the licence application will be rejected and enforcement action may be considered. In such circumstances the first part fee already paid is not refundable.

Examples of landlords' professional or accreditation bodies

Please note that this is not a complete list. If your organisation is not on the list, email hmo-licensing@royalgreenwich.gov.uk to check if it's eligible for a discount.

Examples of professional landlord and accreditation bodies include: