Doncaster Council has started implementing new licensing requirements for landlords or managing agents of properties in parts of Doncaster.
If you're a landlord or property managing agent who lets houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), you may need to apply for a licence.
Doncaster Council gives notice of the “making” of an Article 4 Direction on 9th August 2018. The Direction relates to development comprising of changes of use from C3 (dwellinghouses) to C4 (houses in multiple occupation).
Properties of three or more floors, with five or more tenants belonging to two or more households, require a licence from the council.
A higher standard of fire precaution and protection is required in houses of multiple occupation compared to that of a single occupied dwelling.
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.
Rented properties must meet certain health and safety standards by law.
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.