Landlord Licensing

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 licence

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

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Last updated: 23 February 2018 12:40:59