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Council tax and business rates outstanding balance issues

We are currently experiencing a technical issue affecting the outstanding balance shown for Council Tax and NNDR accounts online. We apologise for the inconvenience and are working to fix this issue as soon as possible.

House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence fees

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We have to charge a licence fee to cover the cost of administering the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing scheme. To keep your costs to a minimum you should provide all the necessary information which you can find in our  page.

Licence costs

From the 1 October 2018, mandatory HMO licence fee costs will be set at the following rates.

Standard rate for a five-year licence; £608 (payable in 2 parts):

  • An initial application fee of £150 upon submission of an application (non-refundable).
  • The final balance of £458 for the HMO licence monitoring fee becomes payable when the proposed licence has been issued and before the full HMO licence is granted.

Penalty fees

An additional fee of £119 is payable following unreasonable failure to apply by the appropriate date.  This penalty fee will to be added to the full licence fee; therefore £727 in total.

An additional fee of £119 is payable following failure to submit a complete application.  This penalty fee will be added to the full licence fee; therefore £727 in total.

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