Licensing - Birmingham City Council
Find all the information you need about HMO, Additional, and Selective Licensing in within Birmingham City Council. According to BCC figures, 69,000 rental properties will require either additional or selective licences from 5th June 2023.
Mandatory HMO Licensing
National mandatory HMO licensing is in place for all properties let to at least 5 people who are not from 1 ‘household’ (for example a family) but share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen. It’s sometimes called a ‘house share’.
From 6th June 2023, all HMOs not included in the national mandatory scheme will require an Additional Licence.
22nd May 2023
Expected date that landlords will be able to submit a licence application.
5th June 2023
Licensing schemes commence.
4th September 2023
Date from which the council will start enforcement action for landlords who have not applied.
There are a set of different nationally required standards for each type of licence. Each Local Authority has the powers to add to these requirements so it’s always important to check the standards for each area you have a licensable property.
National mandatory HMO Licence
Fees for the financial year 2022/2023
|Type of Fee||HMO Occupants 5 Persons||HMO Occupants 5 Persons||HMO Occupants 12+ Persons|
|Part A (application fee)||£420||£470||£515|
|Part B (licence fee)||£705||£745||£785|
Fees for optionional HMO services 2022 to 2023
|Fee paper application to send||£20|
|Paper application to process||£65|
|Part A (application fee)||£325|
|Part B (licence fee)||£430|
It’s currently unclear from the information published by Birmingham City Council what the split between part A and part B will be for selective licence applications.
|Part A (application fee)||?|
|Part B (licence fee)||?|