Accreditation scheme

An accreditation scheme is intended to assist in the strategic objective of raising the status and standards within the private rented sector market within East Ayrshire. It is a voluntary process and will compliment the registration process.

An accreditation scheme aims to raise standards and recognise good practice.

The main aims of an accreditation scheme are:

  • to give recognition to private landlords that meet a required standard of service delivery
  • to give tenants a guide when selecting a private landlord
  • to develop and improve the housing sector as a whole

Partnership agreement

Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) is the national accreditation scheme for Scottish landlords & letting agents, promoting best practice in the private rented sector by offering training and education across the country.

LAS was launched in 2008 in partnership with Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), Scottish Land & Estates and the Scottish Government as a voluntary scheme set up to promote and support letting agents & landlords in Scotland by accrediting their property management skills.

We work in partnership with LAS allows us to engage with residential landlords by providing support and training in their area and allow landlords to see that local authorities in Scotland recognise the important role of the private rented sector in providing accommodation for a diverse range of households.

Training events January - March 2018

Core Standard Level 2 - Managing Common Repairs
28 February 2018 - 1.30 - 4.00pm,  Fenwick Hotel, M77, Jct 8, Fenwick KA3 6AU

This course has been designed to provide landlords with a guide to the regulations involved in joint repairing responsibilities that come with the ownership of property with communal obligations.

Landlords should have attended the Core Standard Level 1 course, Property Condition and Property Management, prior to attending this course.

Core Standard Level 1- Tenancy Management in partnership with Letting Protection Scotland
7 March 2018 - 1.30 - 4.30pm, Saltcoats Town Hall 17-21 Countess St, Saltcoats KA21 5HP

This course looks at a number of topics from starting a tenancy to communication with tenants throughout a tenancy.

Core Standard Level 1 - Property Condition & Property Management
27 March 2018 - 1.30 - 4.30pm, Carlton Hotel, 187 Ayr Road, Prestwick KA9 1TP

This Core Standard Level 1 course goes through the process of property management covering topics such as minimum property condition, repairing standards, statements and inventory, health/safety and home security. 

These courses are suitable for landlords and letting agents regardless of number of properties managed and length of time in the industry. If you are interested in becoming a member of LAS, or attending any of the training events, then please contact Landlord Accreditation Scotland

Contact Information

Private Sector Housing Unit
Civic Centre North
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 554584
Telephone: 01563 554560
Telephone: 01563 554583 (Empty Homes Officer)
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