Residential Tenancies Act 2004

Further provisions in aid of enforcement of registration requirements.


145.—(1) A person authorised in writing by the Board for the purposes of this section as respects the particular dwelling may, at all reasonable times, enter into and inspect a dwelling for the purposes of determining the correctness of any particular specified in an application made under section 134 in respect of a tenancy of that dwelling.

(2) A person shall not be authorised under subsection (1) unless the Board has reasonable grounds for believing that a particular specified in the application mentioned in that subsection is false or misleading in a material respect.

(3) A person who obstructs or impedes a person authorised under subsection (1) in the exercise by that person of his or her powers under that subsection is guilty of an offence.

(4) If it appears to the Board that a particular tenancy that ought to be registered in the register has not been the subject of an application for registration under section 134 it may, by service of a notice on the tenant under the tenancy, require the tenant to supply to it, within a period specified in the notice, the name and address of the landlord under the tenancy or, if those particulars are not known to the tenant, any information in the possession of the tenant that could reasonably lead to the Board's ascertaining the identity of the landlord or his or her address.

(5) A person who fails to comply with a notice under subsection (4) or supplies information to the Board in purported compliance with the notice which is false or misleading in a material respect knowing it to be so false or misleading or being reckless as to whether it is so false or misleading is guilty of an offence.