Appeals against HMO licence decisions

It is possible to appeal against:

  • the council's decision to refuse to grant a HMO licence
  • the council's decision to grant a HMO licence
  • the conditions of a HMO licence
  • the council's decision to vary or revoke a HMO licence
  • the council's decision to refuse to vary or revoke a HMO licence

Appeals can be made by any relevant person, including:

  • the applicant for a HMO licence
  • any freeholder, long leaseholder or mortgage lender
  • a person having control of or managing the HMO

How to appeal

Appeals are made to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), which is an independent body. Appeals must be made within 28 days of the decision being appealed against, and you will generally need to pay a fee.

For further details on how to appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal, visit the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) website (external link) or call their enquiry line on 020 7446 7700.

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Page last updated:

October 15, 2020

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