Residential Tenancies Act 2004

Extension of time for referring disputes to Board.

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88.—(1) The Board may, on application to it, extend the time limited by any provision of this or any other Part for the referral of a dispute to it for resolution F122 [ or an appeal under section 100 to the Tribunal against a determination of an adjudicator under section 97(4)(a) ] .

(2) The Board shall not extend the time concerned unless the applicant for the extension shows good grounds for why the time should be extended.

(3) The reference in this section to the time limited by any provision of this or any other Part for the referral of a dispute to the Board for resolution includes a reference to the time limited by such a provision for fulfilling any condition precedent that is required by the provision to be fulfilled before a particular dispute may be referred to the Board for resolution.

(4) An appeal shall lie to the Circuit Court (by the applicant for the extension or, as the case may be, any other party to the dispute concerned) against a decision of the Board under this section to, as appropriate—

( a) refuse to extend the time concerned, or

( b) extend the time concerned,

and, on the hearing of such an appeal, the Circuit Court may, as it thinks fit, confirm, vary or cancel the decision of the Board.

(5) An appeal under this section shall be heard by the judge of the Circuit Court for the circuit in which the tenancy or dwelling concerned is or was situated.