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A look at some of the commonly received queries we get from Landlords.
Information for landlords and tenants about the effective and safe management of private rented accommodation. Our aim is to raise awareness and improve standards through a process of Education, Empowerment & Enforcement. Areas we cover include houses in multiple occuaption (HMOs),houses rented by single households, park homes & caravan sites. You can find information covering landlord and tenant responsibilities including repairs, fire safety,electrical Safety, energy efficiency & damp and mould hazards.
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.
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.
Single Point of Contact for private landlords.
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.
Tenants are protected from illegal eviction and harassment by the Protection from Eviction Act (1977). It's vitally important that you feel safe and secure in your home and you should not tolerate threats or harassment from your landlord. There are clear legal processes to follow if your landlord wishes to end your tenancy. If they fail to follow these steps they may be acting illegally and the Housing Enforcement team can intervene.
Questions that a tenant may ask about his rights and responsibilities when renting privately.
How to find a home to rent in the Doncaster borough, and how to rent out a property if you're a landlord.