Central area selective licensing fees

Landlords who meet the Blackpool Standard

Licence fees
 Type Fee
Each property occupied by one household £542 (30% discount)
Multiple occupancy up to 2 units £763 (30% discount)
Cost per additional unit over 2 units £47
Change of ownership to an existing licence £140

Landlords who do not meet the Blackpool Standard

Licence fees
 Type Fee
Each property occupied by one household £775
Multiple occupancy up to 2 units £1,090
Cost per additional unit over 2 units £68
Change of ownership to an existing licence £140                          

Early bird discounts

Available to all applicants whether applying for the Blackpool Standard or not

Applications made during the first three months of the scheme for each property £100

Online applications 

A payment of £175 (£225 for multi-occupancy) will be payable upon application. The remainder will be invoiced at the propose to licence stage.

Additional licensing fees: Central area

Central area additional licence fees - Central area

Fees for period 4 July 2016 to 3 July 2021

Between 4 July 2016 until 3 July 2021, every House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) within the designated area must be licensed, unless it is subject to exemption.

New application standard fee

Table detailing new application standard fee
HMOs up to and including 5 unitsStandard fee

Fee for property up to and including 5 units

£940

Fee for each additional unit over 5 (within the same building under the control of the same proposed licence holder)

£60

Discounts (to be deducted from above standard fees)

Discounts applied to licence fees
TypeDiscount

Accredited landlord. *

Landlord is a member of a Landlords Accreditation scheme. (Landlord must be a member for the full 5 year duration of the scheme)

£100*

Applies to first five properties

Landlord is a member of NLA, RLA or NWLA*

Landlord must be a member for the full 5 year duration of the scheme

£50*

Applies to first five properties

Fit and proper discount

Discount only given on applications made at the time of the first application.

£20

Applies to second and subsequent applications

* Discount available for either accreditation or membership of a landlord association but not both.

Application to vary a licence (Change of details only)

Although there is no fee for a variation to the details of the licence, under condition 15 of the licence a licence holder is required to notify the council of any material changes to the property or of a change of manager.

Change of ownership

If a licensed property is sold the licence is not transferable and the new owner will need to apply for a new Licence.

Change of ownership of a property with an additional licence

£140

Mandatory licensing fees

First application £948

Renewal application £728