Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019
Authorised officers and decision makers
30. The Act of 2004 is amended by the insertion of the following section after section 164:
“164A. (1) For the purposes of Part 7A the Board shall appoint, as it thinks fit—
(a) a person to be an authorised officer, and
(b) a person to be a decision maker.
(2) A person appointed under subsection (1)(a) may be a member of staff of the Board.
(3) A person shall not at the same time stand appointed as both an authorised officer and a decision maker.
(4) The Board shall form 2 panels, one comprising the names of persons who stand appointed as authorised officers and one comprising the names of persons who stand appointed as decision makers.
(5) Other than an appointment of a person referred to in subsection (2), an appointment under subsection (1) shall be for such period and subject to such terms (including terms as to remuneration and allowances for expenses) as the Board, with the approval of the Minister and the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, may determine.
(6) Each authorised officer or decision maker shall be given a warrant of appointment by the Board and when exercising a power conferred on him or her under Part 7A shall, if requested by a person affected by the exercise of the power, produce the warrant or a copy of it together with a form of personal identification.
(7) An authorised officer or decision maker may at any time resign from his or her appointment as an authorised officer or decision maker.
(8) An appointment under this section as an authorised officer or decision maker shall cease—
(a) if the Board revokes the appointment,
(b) if the appointment is for a fixed period, on the expiry of that period, or
(c) if the authorised officer or decision maker resigns.”.