We currently operate a Selective licensing scheme in Doncaster, covering the designated area of Edlington. If you rent out a property that is tenanted this area, you are likely to require a licence.
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.
Local authorities, tenants and landlords all need to work together to maintain the Borough as an attractive place where people want to live and thrive. Landlords play an important role in this and have an interest in making sure that tenants are educated in using the Council's waste services. Having good check in and check out procedures and being armed with the correct information can greatly reduce the likelihood of waste management issues arising during the tenancy.
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. Charges will be applied if your application needs to prompted and you may face a civil penalty if you are letting a property without 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. Due to the recent changes in national legislation and the introduction of additional licensing, we are experiencing some delays in the processing of applications. Your patience is appreciated.
We have successfully prosecuted the following people for offences under the Housing Act 2004 relating to houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).