If you're a landlord or property managing agent who lets houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), you may need to apply for a licence.
We currently operate two Selective licensing schemes in Doncaster. One in Hexthorpe and one in a designated area of Edlington. If you rent out a property that is tenanted in those areas, you are likely to require a licence.
The council has the power to introduce additional licensing, which applies to certain Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) not already covered by mandatory HMO licensing.
To rent out properties in Doncaster you may need a licence. The license you need will depend on the location, type, size and number of people living in the property.
Forms, leaflets and fact sheets for advice, information and applying for housing benefit and council tax support.
Most tenants renting from private landlords have their housing benefit assessed under Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rules.
Information focuses on regulations relating to setting up a tenancy, repairs and safety of residents.
We have a statutory duty to investigate complaints where landlords and tenants cannot agree who should undertake work.
Properties of three or more floors, with five or more tenants belonging to two or more households, require a licence from the council.
Houses in Multiple Occupation regulations place a duty on the manager of the property to provide and maintain good living conditions to protect the tenants from risk of injury.