Residential Tenancies Act 2004
F250 [ Acknowledgment of contravention
148W. (1) A landlord may, within 21 days of receipt of a notice under section 148V(1) , acknowledge to the authorised officer that improper conduct by the landlord has occurred or is occurring.
(2) On receipt of an acknowledgment by the landlord under subsection (1) the authorised officer shall submit a copy of the notice to the landlord under paragraph (a) or (b) of section 148V(1) , together with the acknowledgment of the landlord to the decision maker appointed by the Board under section 148U .
(3) On receipt of the documents and information under subsection (2) the decision maker shall determine, in accordance with this Part, what if any sanction shall be imposed on the landlord. ]