6. HMO Licencing: Refunds, changes and appeals Refunds
You will only be entitled to a refund of your HMO licence fee if:
- your property does not need a licence at the time of application, for example it falls under one of the exemptions
- you make a duplicate application
You are not entitled to a refund if:
- your property needs to be licensed at the time of application
- you subsequently sell the property during the licence period
If you're not satisfied with the decision on a licence application, you can appeal to the First Tier Tribunal within 28 days.
Once a licence is granted, there are separate procedures for varying or revoking it.
You cannot transfer a HMO licence. If you need to change the licence holder, the new licence holder needs to make a new licence application and pay the fee.