Selective licensing

First landlord prosecuted under Rotherham Council’s selective licensing scheme

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A Rotherham landlord has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to operating a rented house without a licence.

23 March 2016


New Selective Licensing scheme targets rogue landlords

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Tenants are starting to see improvements to their homes as Rotherham Council moves forward with its Selective Licensing scheme.

15 December 2015


Selective licensing scheme launched in Rotherham

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A new licensing scheme, geared to driving up the standards of privately rented accommodation in Rotherham, is going ahead after a judge dismissed a legal challenge.

15 May 2015


Licensing scheme for private rented sector

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Landlords who own property in certain parts of Rotherham are to be the subject of a new licensing scheme in an effort to drive up the standards of rented accommodation.

18 December 2014

Areas subject to selective licensing

Rotherham has four areas where selective licensing applies to private landlords. The designations came into force on 1 May 2015 and will last for 5 years.

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Benefits of selective licensing

Penalties for unlicensed landlords

Properties that do not need a licence

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