Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992
17.— (1) The Minister may make regulations requiring the landlord of a house let for rent or other valuable consideration to provide the tenant of such a house with a rent book or other documentation to the like effect (in this section referred to as “ other documentation”).
(2) Regulations under this section may, in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), make provision in relation to all or any one or more of the following:
( a) the class or classes of houses or tenancies in respect of which rent books or other documentation shall be provided;
( b) the particulars to be contained in a rent book or other documentation, including information relating to—
(i) the house,
(ii) the landlord,
(iii) the tenant,
(iv) the terms of the tenancy and the rights and obligations of the tenant and the landlord,
(v) the deposit (if any) paid,
(vi) the rent reserved under the tenancy;
( c) the manner in which payments of rent are recorded or acknowledged;
( d) requirements regarding the proper use of a rent book or other documentation;
( e) such other matters as the Minister considers necessary.
(3) A person authorised by a housing authority for the purposes of this section may, in relation to a house to which regulations under this section apply—
( a) require the tenant to furnish or cause to be furnished to him at a specified time and place such document (if any) purporting to be the rent book or other documentation provided by the landlord;
( b) at all reasonable times enter and inspect the house as respects any particulars required by the regulations to be contained in the rent book or other documentation;
( c) require the landlord to furnish or cause to be furnished to him at a specified time and place the landlord's books, documents or other records (whether legible or in a machine readable form) relating to the house and the tenancy thereof.
Power pursuant to section exercised (8.07.2010) by Housing (Rent Books) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 357 of 2010).
Power pursuant to section exercised (24.11.2004) by Housing (Rent Books) Regulations 1993 (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 751 of 2004).
Power pursuant to section exercised (1.09.1993) by Housing (Rent Books) Regulations, 1993 (S.I. No. 146 of 1993), in effect as per reg. 2.