HMO licence (Renewal) - Application to renew a licence for a house in multiple occupation

What is this for?

Please use this form to renew a licence for a house in multiple occupation (HMO).

Please note, you can only renew a licence if you are the current licence holder and the current licence has not yet expired. In all other circumstances you must submit an Application for a new HMO licence

  • A licence is valid for a maximum of 5 years.
  • Licences are not transferable 
  • You need a separate licence for each HMO you operate.

What is it going to cost?

Before you apply...

There's a fee you'll need to pay for this submission.

You'll need a debit or credit card.

Renewal Application

£830 (up to 5 bedrooms) + £61 per additional room. 

The fee is payable in 2 parts. The Part 1 fee of £200 is payable on application with the Part 2 balance payable when the licence is granted. 

1st April 2024 - 31st March 2025 (proposed)

£886 (up to 5 bedrooms) + £65 per additional room

Please note: If any outstanding balance is not paid within 1 month of the date of the decision to grant a licence, an additional late payment fee of £50 may be added. If the balance remains unpaid, your application will be deemed incomplete, and we will take steps to refuse your licence. At this point you will be considered to be failing to comply with the legal requirement to obtain a licence which could result in a penalty fine or prosecution and a fine.


What we need from you

You should apply for the licence yourself, but if you use a managing agent they can apply for you.

You'll need to provide copies of the following:

  • Gas Safety Test Certificate (If gas is provided in the premises)
  • Domestic Electrical Test Certificate
  • Fire Alarm Test Certificate
  • Emergency Lighting Test Certificate
  • Certificates of Testing of Portable Electrical Appliances Provided for Shared Use Within the House
  • Fire Safety Risk Assessment for the Premises

What if I don't have electronic copies?

Photos or scans of documents are acceptable, providing the relevant information is clear.

If you can't provide electronic versions you can still apply online, but you'll need to send in copies by post. We'll give you the address and reference number once you've completed the application.

What you should expect from us

Licences will be renewed if:

  • the house is, or can be made, suitable for multiple occupation
  • the applicant is a 'fit and proper person' and the most appropriate person to hold the licence
  • the proposed manager has control of the house, and is a 'fit and proper person' to be the manager
  • the management arrangements are satisfactory

More information

There is additional information available for this licence that you might find useful:

General information from the licensing authority

The council may add other conditions to your licence, for example improving the standard of your facilities. They will let you know when you apply.


If you disagree with any conditions the council sets, you can appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal.

If you want to rent out your property as a house in multiple occupation in Doncaster and you are unsure as to whether you need a licence, please contact us to check 

Fines and penalties

You could get an unlimited fine for renting out an unlicensed HMO.

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Last updated: 06 March 2024 10:00:31