Appeals, changes and refunds
If you're not satisfied with the decision on a licence application, you can appeal to the First Tier Tribunal within 28 days.
Once a licence is granted, there are separate procedures for varying or revoking it.
You cannot transfer an HMO licence. If you need to change the licence holder, you'll need to make a new licence application and pay the fee.
You'll only be entitled to a refund if:
- your property does not need a licence at the time of application, for example it falls under one of the exemptions
- you make a duplicate application
You're not entitled to a refund if:
- your property needs to be licensed at the time of application
- you subsequently sell the property