Private rented sector

Read the Private Rented Sector Strategy.

The private rented sector makes up a small but important part of the housing stock in South Ayrshire. It has an important role in providing accommodation to a wide variety of groups, including lower income people, vulnerable people, young people, students, mobile workers and homeless people.

The Council recognises the role that the private rented sector plays in helping to meet local housing need and we want to support and encourage private landlords in providing safe, well-equipped and affordable housing for rent.

As part of our new approach, South Ayrshire Council wants to work with private sector landlords and give them a stake in decisions that have a direct effect on them. The Council is committed to a healthy private rented sector. Raising the standards of good and well-intentioned landlords is a crucial part of our private rented strategy.