Private Landlord Liaison Service

Single Point of Contact for private landlords.

The City of Doncaster Council’s Strategic Housing Team provides a dedicated Landlord Liaison Service that serves as a Single Point of Contact for private landlords. The objective of this service is to foster positive relationships and promote collaborative efforts between private landlords and the Council. Our focus is on supporting landlords to provide safe, stable and quality housing within our communities.

The Private Rented Sector has expanded significantly over the past two decades. It now constitutes approximately 18% of the housing stock in Doncaster, which equates to roughly 25,000 properties. We recognise and appreciate the pivotal role the Private Rented Sector plays in providing housing solutions and understand the challenges and responsibilities that come with being a private landlord. We are committed to offering you the assistance and tools necessary to effectively manage your rental properties whilst adhering to all regulatory requirements.

You can download a selection of useful resources from the 'Download & Resources' section located at the bottom of this page.

What services does the Private Landlord Liaison offer to landlords?

We offer a range of services that include advice, guidance and information resources pertaining to a wide range of issues, including:

  • Pre-Tenancy checks
  • Renting out properties and minimum standards
  • Tenancy Agreement and Deposit Protection
  • Landlords responsibilities and legal compliance
  • Tenancy management
  • Safety measures
  • Energy efficiency measures
  • Empty properties and void management
  • New legislative updates

We believe that an informed landlord is an empowered landlord.  To empower landlords and equip them with knowledge and skills to successfully navigate the complexities of property management, we also coordinate and organise a diverse array educational and networking programmes such as educational sessions, training events, webinars, landlord forums and informal drop in sessions.

Can the Private Landlord Liaison Service help me with legal and regulatory compliance?

Yes, we can assist and guide private landlords in understanding their responsibilities and adhering to regulatory requirements. We can provide information on legal requirements for renting out properties and new legislative changes affecting the private rented sector. We can also offer guidance on setting up and managing tenancies. While we offer general help and guidance, we strongly recommend consulting with a legal professional for specific legal matters related to tenancies.

Is this service available for both residential and commercial property owners?

No, the Private Landlord Liaison Service is only available to landlords who own residential properties and it is not extended to those who own commercial properties.

How do I contact the Private Landlord Liaison Service to stay informed?

For the Private Landlord Liaison Service and Empty Homes, you can contact us by using our Single Point of Contact email address at LandlordHelpAndAdvice@doncaster.gov.uk

We are committed to maintaining effective communication, our dedicated Housing Programme Managers will respond to enquiries and support landlords in need of assistance.  

How can I stay informed about new updates, events, workshops provided by the Private Landlord Liaison Service?

Please check this section for any upcoming events, training sessions, landlord forums, drop-in sessions etc.  We will also promote our upcoming events via social media and other means of communication. To receive updates on future events and newsletters directly by email, please register your details at  Landlord Help and Advice

 

Upcoming Events

  • Drop in session for Private Landlords/Owners of Empty Properties on 10 June 2024 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at Woodlands Community Library, Windmill Balk Lane, Doncaster, DN6 7SB 
  • Drop in session for Private Landlords/Owners of Empty Properties on 17 June 2024 from 10 am to 12 pm at Mexborough Library, John Street, Mexborough, Doncaster, S64 9HS

Private Landlords Newsletter 

Last updated: 03 June 2024 10:40:46

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