If you are a private landlord or managing agent and let out a property as a licensable House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), that property must have a valid licence.
A licensable HMO is one where the property:
- comprises 3 or more storeys
- has 5 or more unrelated occupiers (consisting of 2 or more households) and;
- who share an amenity such as a kitchen, toilet, bathroom or lounge.
If the property consists of a mixture of self-contained flats and flats where the tenant has to exit their flat (usually through a communal area) to make use of an amenity, then this may require a HMO licence.
In addition, properties let above commercial premises may require a HMO licence.
Apply for a HMO licence
HMO guidance notes and application (PDF 447.4KB).
Complete the form and send it to us along with a floor plan of the property.
Leeds City Council
Housing Regulation team
A fee will be charged for your HMO licence. Do not enclose payment with your application - you will be invoiced once we have processed it.
licence fees page for details of costs.