Housing Act 1966

Obligation to give particulars relating to a house.


64.(1) A housing authority may for the purposes of this Part of this Act by notice in writing require the owner or occupier of a house to state in writing to the authority, within a period specified in the notice, being not less than fourteen days beginning on the date of the notice, the following particulars:

(a) the total number and the dimensions of the rooms in the house;

(b) the purpose for which each such room is currently used;

(c) the number of occupants in the house on a date specified in the notice;

(d) the sanitary and cooking facilities available to such occupants; and

(e) such other particulars relating to the house as the authority may specify in the notice.

(2) Any person who is required by a notice under this section to state in writing any matter or thing to a housing authority and either fails to state such matter or thing within the period specified in the notice or, when so stating such matter or thing, makes any statement which to his knowledge is false or misleading in a material respect, shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds.


Modifications (not altering text):


Subs. (2) applied with modifications (1.09.1992) by Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 (18/1992), s. 33(1)(a) and (b)(i), S. I. No. 223 of 1992. The maximum fine of £1,000 translates into a class C fine not exceeding €2,500 as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 6, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.

Increase in fines, etc.

33.(1) (a) Any person convicted of an offence for which a fine is provided under a provision referred to in paragraph (b) shall, in lieu of that fine, be liable to a fine not exceeding £1,000 and those sections shall be construed and have effect accordingly.

(b) The provisions to which paragraph (a) relates are as follows:

(i) in the Principal Act, sections 3(5), 4(2) and 61(2), subsection (7) (inserted by the Housing Act, 1970) of section 62, section 64(2), subsections (3) and (4) of section 65, section 67(3), subsections (1), (2) and (3)(b) of section 68 and subsections (1)(a) and (2) of section 69, and