Houses in multiple occupation with five or more tenants belonging to two or more households, require a licence from the council. In parts of central Doncaster, we have introduced additional licensing for houses in multiple occupation which brings the threshold down to four tenants.
A higher standard of fire precaution and protection is required in houses of multiple occupation compared to that of a single occupied dwelling.
Rented properties must meet certain health and safety standards by law.
Our Public Health team are responsible for enforcing the strict standards against commercial enterprises which cause smoke from bonfires.