Welcome to Doncaster’s 10-year Housing Strategy. A clear strategy for responding to current and future housing needs is an essential requirement for borough growth and improvement. The availability and quality of housing has a direct impact on health, educational attainment, economic prosperity and community safety and cohesion – all of which are critical to Doncaster’s success and to the wellbeing of our residents and visitors.
Here are the top questions which we are asked by private sector landlords.
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.
Find out about affordable housing, applying for housing in a council house or housing association property, home alarm service, renting a house, home improvements and grants and gypsy and traveller sites.
Most tenants renting from private landlords have their housing benefit assessed under Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rules.
What you need to do if you wish to legally evict a tenant.
Questions that a tenant may ask about his rights and responsibilities when renting privately.
We have a statutory duty to investigate complaints where landlords and tenants cannot agree who should undertake work.
Useful information for private landlords and tenants including regulations about setting up a tenancy, repairs and safety of residents.