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Apply for a licence for a house in multiple occupation (HMO)

Apply for an HMO licence.
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The online application form requires quite a lot of information, so make sure you have the following information to hand. You will need to create an online account if you don't already have one.

We will ask for information about:

  • the person or organisation making the application

  • the proposed licence holder (a person or organisation)

  • the property, including the number of rooms and facilities

  • the number of households and tenants you want the property to be licensed for.

We will need to see floor plans in advance of your inspection. A member of the licensing team will be in touch with you to discuss this.

On the day of the inspection of the proposed property please ensure you have the following documents available to show the inspector. 

  • tenancy agreements

  • up-to-date electrical, fire, gas safety, emergency lighting and portable electrical appliance certificates where applicable.

Do you have an account?

To apply for a licence you will need to log in to your Lewisham Council account. If you don’t have an account already, please set up an account now and then return to this screen to start your application.


We will take a payment by credit or debit card on completion of the application form.

Before you apply

Make you sure you've checked who you need to tell about your licence application.

A lettable unit is a room that could be occupied as living accommodation by a household or part of a household that does not form part of the common parts of the property.

Private Sector Housing Agency

Third Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
Email: pshe@lewisham.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8314 6420