Private rented housing

The private rented sector has grown within East Ayrshire and now accounts for almost 7% of the local housing market.

We have a dedicated Private Sector Housing Unit (PSHU) to deal with issues surrounding the private sector and provide housing advice and assistance to all private sector residents, tenants and landlords in East Ayrshire.

We are currently updating both the guidance for private landlords and the guidance for private tenants. These guides will provide all the information tenants and landlords need to know in relation to tenancy agreements, their rights and responsibilities, safety, antisocial behaviour, landlord registration and lots of other useful information and will be available for download soon.

Next pan ayrshire tenants conference

Date: Saturday 6 October 2018

Venue: Prestwick Academy, Newdykes Road, Prestwick KA9 2LB

Time: 9.30am - 2.30pm

The conference is a free event and open to all private rented sector tenants who live in East, South and North Ayrshire and would like to find out further information on the new private residential tenancy, home energy, deposits, universal credit and fire safety. There will also be a selection of stalls for attendees to look round. If you are interested then please contact the PSHU or South Ayrshire Council Landlord Registration Team on 01292 612940 or email

Next pan ayrshire private landlord conference

Date: Saturday 10 November 2018

Venue: St Joseph's Academy, Grassyards Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7SL

Time: 9.30am - 2pm

Speakers confirmed for the day are John Blackwood, Chief Executive Scottish Association of Landlords and Jim Bauld, Solicitor, First Tier Tribunal Housing and Property Chamber. There will also be Tax and Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) workshops. Further details will be published nearer the time.

Finding a property

The Private Landlord Public List provides contact details for a number of private landlords in the area and may help you to find a suitable property.  If, as a tenant, you would like a copy of the current Private Landlord Public List then please contact us. If you are a landlord and would like to be included on the public list then please complete a Private Landlord Public List Application and return it to us.

You can also contact us for further information and advice on renting in the private sector.

Contact Information

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