Information and advice on the requirements for EPCs in privately rented properties. This page also contains details of legal obligations for PRS landlords under the recently introduced Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Regulations (MEES).
Complaints about damp and mouldy properties are common especially during the winter months when condensation is more likely to occur. Disputes between landlords and tenants concerning who should take action to remedy a damp and/ or condensation problem are also not unusual owing to the complex range of factors that can lead to the problem occurring. This page will provide you with helpful information about what can be done to alleviate damp and mould problems and what we can do to assist.
We have a statutory duty to keep the housing conditions in our area under review with a view to identifying any action that may need to be taken to address housing disrepair issues. In the majority of cases we will seek to form agreements to secure property improvement, however in some circumstances we will use legal enforcement measures to secure improvement if tenants are at risk.
We recognise that most landlords fully understand their obligations to keep electrical installations in repair and good working order and that most already undertake regular electrical safety checks. However the regulations are changing and formal requirements for inspection at intervals of no more than five years are being phased in with effect from 1st June 2020.
Local Housing Allowance (LHA) applies to most tenants who rent their home from a private landlord.
Since the Government’s Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 came into force in April 2018, Doncaster continues to experience a wide range of reasons for homelessness, reinforcing the need for a wide partnership response to prevention. The Council has a statutory responsibility to provide housing to those who meet a range of criteria.
Welcome to Doncaster’s 10-year Housing Strategy. A clear strategy for responding to current and future housing needs is an essential requirement for borough growth and improvement. The availability and quality of housing has a direct impact on health, educational attainment, economic prosperity and community safety and cohesion – all of which are critical to Doncaster’s success and to the wellbeing of our residents and visitors.