Housing

Help and Advice if you are having Difficulty Paying Your Rent

If you are experiencing difficulties paying your rent, please contact your Housing Officer on 0300 123 0900 (select options 2, option 1, ask for housing, then option 2)who will be able to discuss your rent account and offer you advice.

Ways to Pay Your Rent

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If you can, you should continue to pay your rent as normal. You can do this in a number of ways:

  • Direct Debit: You can pay your rent monthly by Direct Debit. For more information, please speak to one of our Housing Officers on 0300 123 0900 (select options 2, option 1, ask for housing, then option 2)
  • Standing Order: You can pay your rent by Standing Order. If you opt for this payment method, you will require the Council's Sort Code: 80-12-39, Account Number: 00255371 and your 13 digit rent payment reference. This can be found at the top of any letters we have recently sent you about your rent account.  
  • By Telephone Payment Service: You can make a telephone payment by debit or credit card, calling our automated payment service on 0300 123 0900 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To pay by this method you will require your 13 digit rent payment reference. Please note, payment should be made by 5pm to reach your account by the following working day.
  • Internet: Online at www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk.To pay by this method you will require your 13 digit rent payment reference.
  • Online/Telephone Banking: To arrange this with your bank you will require the Council's Sort Code: 80-12-39, Account Number: 00255371 and your 13 digit rent payment reference.This can be found at the top of any letters we have recently sent you about your rent account.  
  • At a Post Office/Outlet Displaying Girobank or Paypoint Facility: You can pay by cash, credit or debit card and will require your rent payment card to use this method of payment. Please note payment can take up to 5 days to reach your account.

If you require help to get to your 13 digit reference number, please contact us on 0300 123 0900 (select options 2, option 1, ask for housing, then option 2).

Urgent Matters Relating to Your Tenancy

During this time, there may be an urgent matter that arises relating to your tenancy or you may need to speak to us about terminating your tenancy.  Please contact your Housing Officer on 0300 123 0900

Services to Tenants in our Sheltered Housing Complexes

The Communal Areas within our Sheltered Housing Complexes are now closed. 

Housing Support Staff are on-site during normal working hours to carry out daily well-being checks.  Staff will contact tenants in sheltered housing using the Tunstall Call System and will respond to any emergency situations that may arise.

Tenants within our complexes should contact the Housing Support Staff using the Call System within their home.

Services to People who are Homeless

Our Housing Options Service at 80/88 Kyle Street, Ayr is now closed.

If you are homeless and require help from the Council, please contact staff in our Housing Options Team on 0300 123 0900

For households in temporary accommodation, only critical and essential services will be provided.  Please contact 0300 123 0900 if you need to urgently speak to a member of staff.

Homelessness Standby Service

If you are made homeless outwith normal office hours, please contact our Homelessness Standby Service on 0808 100 3151