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We have a dedicated advice library for landlords and tenants of HMO properties.  As a landlord, you should make sure you read the documents from the library so that you aware of your basic responsibilities.

Pre-licensing advice visits

We are not able to offer any general advice on HMO legislation beyond that contained on this website.  If you are considering converting a property into an HMO, and you would like us to visit your property to advise you on the HMO licensing requirements before you apply, please contact us.  There is a charge of £225 plus VAT (£270.00) for this service.

To pay, please:

Once you have paid, please email hmo@coventry.gov.uk with the following information:

  • Your name, address and telephone number
  • The address of the property you’re enquiring about
  • The receipt for the payment

We will respond within 14 days, and arrange with you to inspect the property.  Please note that we can only provide assistance with Housing legislation; if you have queries about Planning or Building Regulations standards, please consult the relevant web pages. 

HMO licensing

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street
Coventry
CV1 5RR

Telephone: 024 7697 5467