Decoration and disturbance allowance

Decoration cheques are available to new tenants and existing tenants who have had housing improvements carried out in their home such as rewiring, central heating replacement, kitchen and bathroom refurbishment. Allowances are not payable for external works such as re-roofing, windows and painting.

New tenants

The amount paid depends on the size of the property as follows:

  • bedsit - £40
  • 1 bedroom - £52
  • 2 bedroom - £64
  • 3 bedroom - £76
  • 4 bedroom - £88

Housing improvements

The amount paid depends on the type of improvement work carried out:

  • kitchen - £100
  • bathroom - £50
  • electrical upgrade - £50
  • full rewire - 1 bedroom - £125, 2 bedroom - £150, 3 bedroom - £175, 4 bedroom - £200
  • central heating - £50

Please contact us for further information.

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: Irvine Valley and Ballochmyle
Civic Centre North
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 554650
Housing Improvement Team
Burnside Street
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 4EX
Telephone: 01563 555577
Telephone alt: 01563 555791
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