Housing Act 1988



29. (1) Any person—

( a) who, on being requested by a housing authority to furnish information to the authority in connection with the exercise of their duties and functions under section 9, 10 or 11 , gives information which he knows to be false or misleading or fails to supply information which he knows to be material, or

( b) for whom accommodation, lodgings or assistance are being made available by virtue of section 10 (1) and who fails to inform the housing authority of any material change in his circumstances while remaining in occupation of the accommodation or lodgings or in receipt of the assistance,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500.

(2) An offence under this section may be prosecuted by the housing authority who requested the information referred to in subsection (1) (a), or who provided the accommodation, lodgings or assistance referred to in subsection (1) (b).


Modifications (not altering text):


Value of fine under subs. (1) increased (1.09.1992) by Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 (18/1992), s. 33, S.I. No. 223 of 1992. Note the application (4.01.2011) of Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 6, S.I. No. 662 of 2010, which converts the £1,000 fine below to a Class C fine, currently not exceeding €2,500.

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: ...

(ii) in the Act of 1988, section 29(1).