There are a number of standards that properties available for rent have to meet.
Properties of three or more floors, with five or more tenants belonging to two or more households, require a licence from the council.
Most tenants renting from private landlords have their housing benefit assessed under Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rules.
The council has introduced additional licensing, which applies to certain Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) not already covered by mandatory HMO licensing, this will come into effect from 1st October 2018.
Forms, leaflets and fact sheets for advice, information and applying for housing benefit and council tax support.
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.
If you're a landlord or property managing agent who lets houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), you may need to apply for a licence.
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.
What you need to do if you wish to legally evict a tenant.
Questions that a tenant may ask about his rights and responsibilities when renting privately.