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.

Empty home exhibition

Date: Wednesday 22 August 2018
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Venue: The Grand Hall, Kilmarnock KA3 7AA

An Empty Homes Exhibition has been arranged by East Ayrshire Council in partnership with North and South Ayrshire Council to assist empty homes owners bring their properties back into use by providing advice and assistance and options available to owners.

There will be stalls available and presentations on the evening.

Next pan ayrshire private landlord conference

Date: Saturday 17 November 2018
Venue: St Joseph's Academy, Grassyards Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7SL
Time: To be confirmed

Further details on the event will be published in due course.

Next pan ayrshire tenants conference

Date: Saturday 6 October 2018

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

Time: To be confirmed

Further details on the event will be published in due course

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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