Evictions

We will seek to evict a tenant who has not heeded repeated warnings regarding non-payment of rent; who is behaving in an antisocial manner; where there has been a conviction for dealing in drugs from a council house or any other serious breach of tenancy which the tenant is not seeking to resolve.

Eviction is always a last resort and can only be carried out where a decree for eviction has been awarded by the Sheriff Court. We will always provide advice and assistance to the tenant to try to resolve their tenancy problems before seeking a decree for eviction. 

Evicted tenants may be entitled to temporary accommodation if they have a priority need in terms of homeless persons legislation. This accommodation may be made available for up to 28 days. 

Should the Council obtain a decree for eviction from your home, you can obtain independent legal advice from East Ayrshire Citizens Advice, Shelter Scotland or your own solicitor.

Contact Information

Housing: Kilmarnock Central and South
Civic Centre North
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 576618
Housing: Kilmarnock North
Northwest Area Centre
Western Road
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA3 1NQ
Telephone: 01563 555670
Housing: Cumnock and Doon Valley
1 Greenholm Road
Cumnock
East Ayrshire
KA18 1LH
Telephone: 01290 427727
Housing Options
Civic Centre North
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HY
Telephone: 01563 554554
Housing: Irvine Valley and Ballochmyle
Civic Centre North
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 554650
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