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 East Ayrshire private landlord forum

Date: Wednesday 14 March 2018 
Venue: St Joseph's Academy, Grassyards Road, Kilmarnock KA3 7SL
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

The speakers on the evening will be the Department of Work and Pension covering universal credit, our financial inclusion service and the Graft project providing advice and information to private landlords on garden maintenance.  If you wish to book a place please contact the PSHU.


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 our PSHU. If you are a landlord and would like to be included on the public list then please complete Private Landlord Public List Application and return to us.

You can also contact the PSHU 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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