Further consultation on a proposal to licence HMOs in central Bristol – Revised Fee Structure

Closed 20 Dec 2018

Opened 8 Nov 2018

Results expected 4 Mar 2019

Feedback Updated 10 Apr 2019

We Asked

Bristol City Council is proposing to introduce an additional licensing scheme to 12 central wards in Bristol subject to Cabinet endorsement.

This consultation asked about a revised fee structure for this scheme. You can see the full consultation details here.

You Said

We received 257 responses to this consultation, the results of which are available in the consultation report.

We Did

The licensing scheme was approved by Cabinet on 2 April 2019. The scheme goes live on 8 July 2019.

Further information on property licences


We recently completed a consultation to introduce additional licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in the 12 central wards of Bristol. This consultation included a proposed fee structure. This consultation finished in May 2018 and its findings have been published.

However, in August 2018 new case law (R Gaskin v Richmond-upon-Thames LBC [2018]) required us to review the way the council structures the proposed property licence fees. As the new proposed fee structure has significantly changed from the original this was subject to further consultation.

You can read full details of the proposal in the accompanying Proposal Booklet at www.bristol.gov.uk/licensingscheme  but the fee will have changed from the original proposal.

We consulted on a revised fee structure to find out what you think. We welcomed feedback from people who may be directly affected, and other members of the public.

The findings and feedback from both consultations will form part of the report to Cabinet in April 2019, where the decision will be made to agree the scheme or not.


What Happens Next

The results of this consultation will be added to the results of the first consultation on this proposal and recommendations will be taken to Cabinet for a decision in April 2019.


  • Ashley
  • Bishopston and Ashley Down
  • Central
  • Clifton
  • Clifton Down
  • Cotham
  • Easton
  • Hotwells and Harbourside
  • Lawrence Hill
  • Redland
  • Southville
  • Windmill Hill


  • All residents


  • Housing