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.
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.
Houses in multiple occupation with five or more tenants belonging to two or more households, require a licence from the council. In parts of central Doncaster, we have introduced additional licensing for houses in multiple occupation which brings the threshold down to four tenants.
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).
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.