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.