Mandatory HMO Licensing and Selective Licensing

Consultation on renewal and new Selective Licensing areas

The Council is consulting on proposals to renew Selective Licensing in parts of the existing Selective Licensing areas and to designate a new area in Little London in Maltby.

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New rules to improve private lettings set to be agreed

Improving the standards of privately rented accommodation with a new “selective licensing” scheme is set to be agreed for two Rotherham areas.

29 May 2019

Eastwood properties deemed as “unfit” close

A rogue landlord has been forced to close down two rat infested homes he owns in the Eastwood area of Rotherham after they were deemed “unfit” for people to live in.

20 November 2018

Public Consultation on Selective Licensing

A public consultation is currently taking place on proposals to extend Selective Licensing of private rented housing to parts of Thurcroft and Parkgate.

23 October 2018

Rogue landlords pay the penalty

A rogue landlord who failed to carry out adequate gas and fire safety checks has been fined more than £2,000.

6 August 2018

New Selective Licensing scheme targets rogue landlords

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

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

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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See selective licence applications

Benefits of selective licensing

Penalties for unlicensed landlords

Properties that do not need a licence

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