Apply for a landlord's HMO licence

Properties with more than two storeys with more than four people living in it must be licensed.

Letting a licensable HMO without a licence is an offence and can result in a fine of up to £30,000.

Licence fees

Property size

Standard fee

Wakefield Responsible Landlords Scheme members

5 bedrooms£600£480
6-10 bedrooms£730£584
Above 10 - per unit£730 plus extra £30 per bed space over ten units£584 plus extra £24 per bed space over ten units
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Completed forms should be sent to:

Strategic Housing
Wakefield One
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

If you have any queries please call the Housing Standards Team on 01924 306665 or email them at housingstandards@wakefield.gov.uk