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 two types of landlord licences:
Mandatory licence 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
- is 3 storeys or higher
- 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.
Selective licensing applies to properties in Hexthorpe and Edlington which are rented out to tenants.
The dates this applies are:
Hexthorpe: 1st October 2015 – 30th September 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