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Private tenant and homeowner advice

Advice and support for private tenants in north ayrshire

Private landlord advice and support

Advice on legal responsibilities for Private Landlords

The Tenement Management Scheme

The Tenement Management Scheme was brought in under the Tenements (Scotland) Act 2014. You can use the Tenement Management Scheme if your title deeds do not give you information on shared areas. You and your fellow owners can work together as a group and use the different sections of the scheme to make decisions on the shared areas of a building.

Private Sector Advice Service

The Private Sector Advice Service offers advice and assistance to anyone with housing issues in the Private sector. It is managed by Housing Services, and offcers can speak to you about any concerns you may have and offer you support.

Missing shares

A missing share is where the majority of owners in a tenement agree to a common plan of works however one owner is unwilling or unable to pay their share. This new policy will allow North Ayrshire Council (under certain conditions) to pay the missing amount and recharge the missing owner.

Looking after common areas

A Common area, also known as a shared area or space, is any part of a building that will be used by the residents of more than one property within a building.

Home Reports

A Home Report is a set of documents that provides buyers and sellers with information about the condition and value of a property before they sell or offer to buy a property.

Dealing with condensation

There is always a certain amount of moisture in the air inside your home, although you cannot see it. When warm air comes into contact with a cooler surface, it releases some of the moisture.

Advice for private tenants and homeowners

Advice for Private Tenants and Homeowners

Waste from rental properties

Under Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, landlords renting property have legal obligations, which includes a Duty of Care to ensure that all waste arising from lettings is disposed of legally. Failure to comply is an offence and could lead to prosecution.