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 expected 30 Apr 2019


We have 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]) has 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 will be 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 are consulting on a revised fee structure to find out what you think. We welcome feedback from people who may be directly affected, and other members of the public. Please give us your views by the 20th December.

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