Selective licensing in Scarborough Central

This is a selective licensing scheme for privately rented properties within the central Scarborough area.

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

The selective licensing scheme, approved by the Secretary of State, is in place until 31 May 2024.

Where does the scheme cover?

It covers parts of the Castle, Central and North Bay wards in Scarborough.

Map showing selective licensing areas

A full list of the streets covered

Selective licensing register

See the  register of properties that hold a selective licence in this area (pdf / 1 MB). You can also see the properties that are exempt here.

How to apply

With your application you need to provide:

  • the licence fee payment (the application form will automatically calculate your licence fee)
  • a copy of your gas safety certificate, should you have a gas supply to your property

If you named a manager in your application to manage the property, they will need to  sign and return the manager declaration (pdf / 482 KB).

Discounts are available for landlords who are members of certain landlord organisations and for multiple licence applications. If you do not apply for a licence, then you will be liable for prosecution, which can result in a fine of up to £20,000.

Apply online

Apply for a selective licence online.

Apply online


There are a range of fees, which are different for single and multiple unit properties. You can see the full selective licensing fees here.

The standard licence fee is £550 for a single household property. An extra £100 per household will apply if the licence is for a property that contains more than one household.

We provide a range of discounts for landlords that are accredited, early bird applications and for extra licensed properties.

We will also apply a finders fee in cases where a landlord has not applied to licence their property and have to be found by us.

Licensing conditions

You can find the range of licensing conditions for the selective licensing scheme here.

Refusal of licence application

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. Your licence application may also be refused 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.


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. You can find more information on the housing tribunals section of the Government website.


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 £5,000 per offence.

Scarborough Central: selective licensing street list

  • Aberdeen Place
  • Aberdeen Street
  • Aberdeen Terrace
  • Aberdeen Walk
  • Albemarle Back Road
  • Albemarle Crescent
  • Alma Parade
  • Alma Square
  • Arundel Place
  • Belle Vue Parade
  • Beulah Terrace
  • Brook Street (26 only)
  • Cambridge Street
  • Clifton Street
  • Dean Road (1-47 odd numbers and 2-18 even numbers)
  • Falconers Road
  • Falconers Square
  • Hanover Road
  • Hoxton Road
  • Huntriss Row (odd numbers only)
  • James Street
  • Melrose Street
  • Nelson Street
  • Northway (4-30 evens and 1-67 odds)
  • Oxford Street
  • Pavilion Square
  • Pavilion Terrace
  • Prospect Road (1-39 odds only)
  • Swan Hill Road
  • Trafalgar Street West (1-27 and 60-75 inc.)
  • Valley Bridge Parade
  • Valley Road (1-67 odds only)
  • Vernon Road (1-6)
  • Victoria Parade
  • Victoria Road
  • Victoria Street
  • Vine Street
  • West Square
  • Westborough
  • Westwood
  • Westwood Close
  • Westwood Gardens
  • Westwood Road