Private landlord 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 compliments 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 and 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 and Estates and the Scottish Government as a voluntary scheme set up to promote and support letting agents and landlords in Scotland by accrediting their property management skills.

We work in partnership with LAS which 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 2019

The next training events in East Ayrshire are:

Preparation for possession actions –

Date: Wednesday 28 August 2019
Time: 2pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Fenwick Hotel, M77, Jct 8, Fenwick, Kilmarnock, KA3 6AU

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

Contact Information

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