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The landlords' forum was developed to give private landlords the chance to share ideas, to find out about policies and procedures and good practice in private renting.

Past forum meetings have heard from guest speakers on subjects such as landlord registration, tenancy agreements and dealing with antisocial tenants. Landlords have the opportunity to influence the agenda for the meetings and can let us know what topics they require more information on. The forum meets regularly and all registered private landlords, regardless of how big or small, are invited to join the forum.

The last East Ayrshire Private Landlords' Forum was held on Wednesday 20 March 2019. We hope to be able to get the forum back up and running when it is safe to do so.

In the meantime we are sending out updates and information to registered private landlords by email. If you have an email address included on your landlord registration application you should receive these. Please let the Private Sector Housing Unit (PSHU) know if you do not receive these.

Private landlord conference

The fourth Ayrshire wide landlord conference was hosted by South Ayrshire Council and also, for the first time included Dumfries and Galloway Council. The event took place on Saturday 2 November 2019 and was extremely well attended with 100 plus landlords not including stalls holders and speaker.

John Blackwood from the Scottish Association of Landlords discussed the Private Residential Tenancy and other upcoming changes in the Private Rented Sector, Landlord Accreditation Scotland covered a variety of training opportunities available to registered landlords and letting agents.

All private landlord forums and conferences have been postponed until further notice. If you have any questions or require any information in the meantime please contact us. 

Let's talk newsletter

We produce a dedicated newsletter called Let's Talk for the private rented sector. Download recent editions: 

The newsletters are sent out to all registered private landlords who have email addresses included on their landlord registration applications.  If you do not have an email address and do wish to be kept updated then please let the PSHU know. 

Contact Information


Private Sector Housing Unit direct numbers
Karen Walker, Homeowners Service (Private Sector) Manager: 07469 406 300
Dawn Cadwell, Empty Homes Officer: 07785 446 115
Elizabeth (Liz) King, Private Sector Assistant: 07785 445 835
Christine Thomson, Private Sector Assistant: 07785 446 120
Gemma Wilks, Private Sector Clerical Assistant: 07785 446 298
Opera House
8 John Finnie Street
Telephone: 01563 554400