Landlord Licensing Fees

Salford City Council, in partnership with Manchester City Council have jointly commissioned an external consultant, Price Waterhouse Coopers, to undertake an independent assessment in order to determine the fees to be payable for applications.

The fee levels, which have been finalised, reflect the cost of the licensing team and will not result in any profit for the council. The fee levels may be subject to change.

Fee for Landlord's first application Landlord's subsequent application Accredited landlord's first application fee Accredited landlord's subsequent application fee
Mandatory HMO Licence Application when received after 1 April 2007 £566 £452 £509 £407
Selective Licence application fee for Langworthy, Weaste and Seedley £625 £605 £425 * £410 *
Selective Licence application fee for Broughton and Kersal and Lower Charlestown £476 £456 £429 ** £411 **

* This only applies to those landlords who were accredited with Salford City Council by 3 March 2013 and submit a valid application before this date.
** This only applies to those landlords who become accredited with Salford City Council on or before 2 November 2009.

Broughton and Charlestown and Lower Kersal

Discounts will be offered to those landlords who become members of the Landlord Accreditation Scheme on or before the introduction of licensing in the area and to those landlords with more than one licence application. The application fee structure is set in a way that will allow the local authority the discretion to apply additional charges where necessary. The additional charges will run as listed below.

  • Late application charge (where application is received three to six months from date of designation): £50
  • Late application charge (where application is received later than six months from date of designation): £100
  • Finders fee (additional charge to be added to fee where local authority identify a property that requires a Selective Licence but where there has been no application submitted, the appropriate late penalty charge will also be applied): £150

If you have any queries regarding the licensing application fee, please contact the Landlord Licensing Team on 0161 793 3344 or alternatively you can email

This page was last updated on 11 December 2012

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