Designation of an area for selective licensing of privately rented properties


Designation of an area for selective licensing of privately rented properties

  1. Scarborough Borough Council, in exercise of its powers under Sections 80 to 84 of the Housing Act 2004 and The Selective Licensing of Houses (Additional Conditions) (England) Order 2015 hereby designates parts of the ward of Weaponness and Ramshill within the Borough of Scarborough for the selective licensing of privately rented properties.
  2. The designation falls within a description of designations for which confirmation is required by Secretary of State under the General Approval issued on 1 April 2015 The Secretary of State confirmed on the 30th of November 2021 that the designation shall come into force on 1st May 2022. It shall cease to have effect on the 30th April 2027.
  3. An accurate plan of the designated area can be viewed free of charge at Customer First, Scarborough Borough Council, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG between the hours of 9.00 am and 4.00 pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively the designated area may be viewed online at
  4. The designation 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
  5. If you wish to inspect the designation, make an application for a licence or require general advice you should contact:

Residential Regulation Team

Housing Services

Scarborough Borough Council

Town Hall

St Nicholas Street


YO11 2HG

Tel: 01723 232323


  1. Any landlord, managing agent or tenant within the designation area should seek advice from the Authority to ascertain whether their property is affected by the designation.
  2. Failure to licence a property, which requires licensing by virtue of this designation, is liable to prosecution under Section 95 of the Housing Act 2004 and upon summary conviction is liable to fine. It also gives tenants and the local authority, in the case of housing benefit payments, the ability to apply to a Residential Property Tribunal under the provisions of section 96 (5) and (6) and section 97 of the Housing Act 2004 for a rent repayment order, in accordance with the provisions of those sections.

Richard Bradley


Scarborough Borough Council