Application for a Temporary Exemption Notice

You can apply for a Temporary Exemption Notice if you are taking active steps to ensure the property does not require a mandatory licence.

For example, reducing the number of tenants to less than five people or removing all tenants and allowing a single family to occupy the property.

If your property requires a mandatory licence, you cannot legally serve a section 21 notice for possession without a Temporary Exemption Notice.

A Temporary Exemption Notice lasts for three months and after expiry, you can apply for one further Temporary Exemption Notice lasting for a further three months.  After this time, if the property still requires a licence, you must submit an HMO licence application without delay.

What we need from you

We will need the following details from you:

  • Details of owner
  • Reason for application
  • Details of application

This form may take a while to complete.