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Rent and housing charges

Rents within the private sector are often much higher than social rented housing such as Council housing. Before you accept a tenancy you must ensure that you will be able to cover the cost of the rent. With multiple occupancy homes there will often be additional charges such as communal heating and lighting charges. You should clarify all the charges associated with the tenancy with the landlord or their agent before you sign any agreement.

The landlord will normally decide when your rent is due to be paid. This will either be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Make sure you keep a record of rent payments such as bank statements or a rent book and always get proof of payment from your landlord, particularly if paying with cash.

 

 

Contact Information

Private Sector Housing Unit direct numbers
Karen Walker, Private Sector Manager: 07469 406 300
Dawn Cadwell, Private Sector Assistant: 07785 446 115
Christine Thomson, Private Sector Assistant: 07785 446 120
Ashley Muir, Private Sector Assistant: 07785 446 275
Liz King, Private Sector Development Officer: 07785 445 835
Gemma Wilks, Private Sector Clerical Assistant: 07785 446 298
Civic Centre North
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 554400