Local Government North East

Selective Licensing Approved in Scarborough

India Cocking
Written by India Cocking

Scarborough Borough Council have announced plans to go ahead with Selective Licensing in parts of the Castle and North Bay wards, following a consultation last year.

The designation was made on 3rd March 2017 and will come into effect on 1st July 2017, the scheme will come to an end in June 2022. The fee for the licence will cover the whole 5 years that the licencing will run for, the fees are as follows:

Single Occupancy household – £550 per licence

Buildings that contain more than one unit of accommodation where the landlord owns the building (including HMOs) – £100 for each extra unit in addition to the standard fee


Membership of selected organisation discount (including The RLA) – £50

Early Bird Discount (ends 30th September 2017) – £50

Multiple Application discount – £50

Fees should be paid in full at the time of application.

Selective Licensing applies to any privately rented property that is not a licensable house in multiple occupation or subject to any statutory exemption, and is occupied under a tenancy or a licence within the designation area.

The council have compiled a list of frequently asked questions which you can see here.

See the map of the designated Selective Licensing area here.

For the full scheme details visit the council’s website here, if you are unsure whether your property is affected please contact the council directly. It is an offence to not licence a licensable propety.

For more information on this designation contact Scarborough Borough Council at 01723 232323 or privatesectorhousing@scarborough.gov.uk

About the author

India Cocking

India Cocking

India is the Local Government Officer for the RLA. Having completed her degree in International Politics at Aberystwyth University, India is currently working on updating and maintaining the Local Authority Network. This is of importance as it strengthens communication and understanding between landlords, local authorities, and the RLA. India is working towards gathering concise and clear data from all 435 local authorities on their licencing, fees, news, events and contact details.

Before joining the RLA India worked at Martin and Co Lettings Agent in her home town of Derby, the Welsh Assembly, and her local MP, alongside helping her parents run the family buy-to-let business.

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