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Fees and charges will remain as stated below until July 2021 when an increase will be applied. The new rates will be published in July.


Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing

New license

Number of Units 2020/21 Fee Previous 2019/20 Fee
3-5 Units £820 £820
6-10 units £876 £876
11+ units £933 £933

Renewal 

Number of Units 2020/21 Fee Previous 2019/20 Fee
3-5 Units £673 £673
6-10 units £701 £701
11+ units £729 £729

HMO Licensing Public Register

 Request Type Charge
Request for full register electronically £5
Request for full register hardcopy £8

Enforcement action charges

Action type

2020/21 Charge

Previous 2019/20 Charge

Improvement notice £438 £438
Prohibition Order £438  £438
Emergency Remedial Action £438 £438
Emergency prohibition order £438 £438
Demolition Order £438 plus survey fees £438 plus survey fees

Immigration housing request visits

Request Type  2020/21 Fee Previous 2019/20 Fee
All requests £261 £261

Financial penalties

 Penalty Type Penalty
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms £5,000 reducing by 25% if paid within 14 days of demand
Electrical Safety Standards Up to £30,000
Housing Act offences Financial penalty as alternative to prosecution up to £30,000

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Penalty Type Penalty
Renting out a non-compliant property

Less than three months in breach
£2,000 and Publication penalty

Three months or more in breach £4,000 and Publication penalty
Providing false or misleading information on the Exemption register £1,000 and Publication penalty
Failing to comply with a compliance notice £2,000 and publication penalty
  • These penalties are applied to each property where there is a breach to a maximum of £5,000 per property
  • Publication penalty – some of the details of the financial penalties are published on the publicly accessible part of the PRS Exemptions Register

Works in default

Works in default Charge
Interest on works and associated costs Cost of the work plus £100 admin fee plus 3% interest per annum

 

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