Selective licensing - Scarborough South

On 30 November 2021, the Secretary of State approved the designation of a Selective Licensing scheme for all privately rented properties within parts of the Weaponness and Ramshill ward in Scarborough. The designation comes into effect on 1 May 2022 and will last for a period of 5 years up until 30 April 2027.

The area of designation will be known as Scarborough South and is the third area to be designated for selective licensing in Scarborough. The first area was designated in July 2017 and covers parts of Castle and Northstead wards and is known as Scarborough North. The second area was designated in June 2019 and covers parts of the Castle, Central and Northstead wards and is known as Scarborough Central.

The scheme requires landlords who privately rent out properties in the designated area to obtain a licence from us. Landlords will be required to meet a range of licensing conditions, including safety checks, and that they have appropriate management arrangements in place.

A Public Notice was issued following the approval.

Coverage

The designation covers parts of the Weaponness and Ramshill ward in Scarborough.

Streets

  • Albion Crescent
  • Albion Road
  • Alga Terrace
  • Back Trinity Road
  • Belmont Road
  • Cambridge Terrace
  • Carlton Terrace
  • Craven Street
  • Cromwell Gardens
  • Cromwell Parade
  • Cromwell Road
  • Cromwell Terrace
  • Crown Close Back Road
  • Crown Crescent
  • Crown Terrace
  • Esplanade (1-30 inc.)
  • Esplanade Gardens (37 only)
  • Filey Road (1-19 odds only)
  • Fulford Road (1-5a odds and 2-8 evens only)
  • Greenfield Road
  • Grosvenor Crescent
  • Grosvenor Road 
  • Montpellier Terrace
  • Oliver Street
  • Oriel Crescent
  • Prince of Wales Terrace 
  • Princess Royal Terrace 
  • Ramshill Road
  • Royal Avenue 
  • Royal Crescent 
  • Royal Crescent Lane 
  • South Street
  • St Martins Avenue
  • St Martins Place
  • St Martins Road
  • St Martins Square
  • Trinity Road 
  • Valley Road (evens only 32-58)
  • West Street (1-15 odds and 2-8 evens)
  • West Terrace
  • Westbourne Grove
  • Westbourne Road

Fees

Further details the fees will be provided on this webpage in the next few weeks.

How to apply

Details of how to apply for a licence will be provided on this webpage in the next few weeks. 

Licensing Conditions

A full list of the licensing conditions will be provided on this webpage in the next few weeks.

Refusals of licence applications

We can refuse your licence application if we decide you are not a fit and proper person or if the property does not meet the licensing conditions. Also, if there is no reasonable prospect of an alternative licence holder being appointed, or of the property being brought up to the required standards within an acceptable time period.

Appeals

You may appeal if we decide to:

  • refuse a licence
  • grant a licence with conditions
  • revoke a licence
  • vary a licence
  • refuse to vary a licence

  
You must appeal to the Residential Property Tribunal within 28 days.

Make an appeal

Penalties

It is an offence if the landlord or person in control of the property:

  • fails to apply for a licence for a licensable property
  • allows a property to be occupied by more people than is permitted under the licence

An unlimited fine may be imposed.  In addition, breaking any of the licence conditions can result in fines of up to £5000 per offence.

Background information

The designation of the Selective Licensing scheme was subject to developing a robust business case and extensive consultation. Details of these and other relevant background information can be found by below.