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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 2021

The next training events in East Ayrshire are shown below, currently the session are run via webinar. 

  • The Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) Wednesday 2 June at 2pm
  • Serving notice for private residential and short assured tenancies Wednesday 23 June at 10am

Further courses being run will be added just as soon as possible. 

In the meantime if you are interested in becoming a Save 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 direct numbers
Karen Walker, Private Sector Manager: 07785 445 835
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
Telephone: 01563 554400