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Private Sector Housing Fees and Charges 2022

HMO Licensing

Description excl. VAT VAT Ind incl. VAT
House in Multiple Occupation Licence  - New Applications for a 5 bedroom/letting property. This fee to be paid in two parts - £425 on submission of application and balance of £425 once the decision has been made to issue a licence £850 NB N/A
House in Multiple Occupation Licence – new Applications. Price per additional letting room/bedroom above 5 lettings rooms/bedrooms £55 NB N/A
House in Multiple Occupation – Renewal of Licence for a 5 bedroom/letting property. This fee to be paid in two parts - £210 on submission of renewal application and balance of £210 once the decision has been made to issue a licence £420 NB N/A
House in Multiple Occupation Licence – Renewal Applications. Price per additional letting room/bedroom above 5 lettings rooms/bedrooms £33 NB N/A
Preparation of Floor plans for HMO Licence application on request - where 5 units of accommodation £220 ST £264
Preparation of Floor plans for HMO Licence application on request - additional cost per additional leltting room over 5 units £30 ST £36

Charge for Housing Act 2004 Enforcement Notices/Orders

Description excl. VAT VAT Ind incl. VAT
Fee per Enforcement Notice or Order issued under Housing Act 2004 (excluding Emergency Remedial Action Notices) and for Demolition Orders served under s.265 Housing Act 1985 (NB. Only one single fee is payable where the same notice or order is served on more than one recipient) £570 NB N/A
Fee per Emergency Remedial Action Notice issued under Housing Act 2004 (NB. Only one single fee is payable where the same notice is served on more than one recipient)Plus the recovery of Works in Default costs £150 NB N/A
Administration of Works in Default of a recipient of a legal notice either with or without agreement Calculated based on hourly rate of £60 per hour for time spent ST Calculated based on hourly rate of £72 inc per hour for time spent

Paid for Services

Description excl. VAT VAT Ind incl. VAT
Technical Advice service £100 per hour ST £120 incl per hour
Immigration Inspection and Issue of Report. £200 ST £240

Penalty Notices

Description excl. VAT VAT Ind incl. VAT
Fee per Remedial Notice issued under Regulation 5 of The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 £2000 for a first offence £5,000 for future offences NB N/A
Civil Penalties -Score per offence calculated in accordance with published Private Sector Housing Enforcement and Civil Penalties Policy Ranging from up to £5,000 to maximum of £30,000 NB N/A
Fee per Remedial Notice issued under The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 Max £30,000 NB N/A
Penalty Charge for failure to join Property Management Redress Scheme Max £5,000 (default to the maximum) NB N/A

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