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.
There are currently three types of landlord licences:
Licences for Houses in Multiple Occupation
A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is a property that is occupied by 3 or more unrelated individuals who are not from 1 ‘household’ (e.g. a family) and do not have exclusive occupation of the whole property, but share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen.
If your property is:
- rented to 5 or more people who are unrelated or form more than 1 household
- tenants share toilet, bathroom or kitchen facilities
Your property is defined as a large HMO and you will need to apply for a mandatory licence.
Mandatory licences are valid for up to 5 years.
The Council has introduced a scheme in parts of central Doncaster (the same areas covered by the Article 4 declaration) to reduce the threshold for HMO licensing to four people forming more than one household. Apart from this reduction, the other criteria are the same as for mandatory licensing.
Additional licensing will run from 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2023
Selective licensing applies to properties in Hexthorpe and Edlington which are rented out to tenants.
The dates this applies are:
Hexthorpe: 1st July 2015 – 30th June 2020
Edlington: 7th February 2018 - 6th February 2023
- Houses in multiple occupation
- Additional licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupation
- Housing Benefits information for landlords
- Landlord and tenant responsibilities
- Landlord frequently asked questions
- Landlord information and support
- Landlord regulations relating to setting up a tenancy, repairs and safety of residents
- Register of licensed properties
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- tel: 01302 737573