HMO Licensing in Cardiff
The law requires that certain types of rented property are licensed in order to meet standards that ensure a house is safe for the occupants
In order for us to process your application, a valid application must be made. See the relevant area specific application form for a checklist of supporting documentation that must be submitted.
On receipt of a valid application, an officer will contact you to arrange an inspection of the licensable property. Following a satisfactory inspection, a draft licence will be issued for your comments, followed by a Full Licence which is valid for a period of 5 years.
In addition Additional Licensing Schemes for Cathays and Plasnewydd also look to tackle wider community issues such as waste, anti social behaviour, energy efficiency and property security.
The HMO licensing fee will be dependent on the area within which your property is situated and will be as follows:
Mandatory HMO Licence:
£630 per property. The licence will last for a period of up to 5 years, after which it will need to be renewed. Additional HMO Licensing:
£550 per property. The Licence will last for a period of up to 5 years. Change of Owner:
The fee for issuing a Licence to a new owner in respect of a currently licensed HMO varies according to the condition of the property and is determined on receipt of a correct application. Current fees are £50 where our records show that the property is fully up to standard and no inspection is required, and £330 if our records show that the property is not up to standard and an inspection is deemed necessary. You will be advised of the relevant fee following the receipt of your application. If application is approved, the Licence will be issued for the remaining period of the existing licence. Mandatory HMO Licence (Renewal)
: £520. The licence will last for a period of up to 5 years, after which it will need to be renewed. Additional Licensing (Renewal)
: £475. The Licence will last for a period of up to 5 years.
In order to make an application for a HMO Licence, please complete a HMO Licence Application Form and return to:
HMO Licensing, Shared Regulatory Services, City Hall, Basement Office, Cardiff, CF10 3ND
Public Register of Licensed HMO's in Cardiff
The Housing Act 2004 requires every local authority to maintain a public register of premises licensed as a HMO.This is the compact version of the register, specifically for the internet following national guidance on publication of information.
HMO Licence List - Cardiff (PDF)