Residential Tenancies Act 2004

F248 [ Return of deposit where no notification of agreement or disagreement made

148L

148L. ... ]

Annotations

Amendments:

F248

Inserted by Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 (42/2015), s. 64, not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C56

Prospective affecting provision: section inserted by Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 (42/2015), s. 64, not commenced as of date of revision.

F248 [ 148L. (1) Where

( a ) pursuant to a notification under section 148I(1) , the Board does not, within the prescribed period, receive

(i) a statement of agreement or, as the case may be, a statement of disagreement, and

(ii) a notification referred to in subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of that section where such notification is required to be provided to the Board under that subparagraph,

( b ) the Board has received a statutory declaration referred to in section 148I(5) ,

( c ) the Board has satisfied itself, having regard to the statutory declaration referred to in section 148I(5) that the party who made the application under section 148E

(i) has not made a joint agreed application under section 148C in respect of the return of the deposit concerned,

(ii) has not made a new application (including a revised application referred to in section 148H ) under section 148E in relation to the return of the deposit concerned,

(iii) has not referred a dispute to the Board for resolution under Part 6 in relation to the return of the deposit other than a dispute referred to in section 148I(6) , and

(iv) has not received a notification from the Board, pursuant to its functions under Part 6 , that an application has been made to it under section 76 in respect of the return of the deposit or any matter relating to the return of the deposit,

( d ) the Board is satisfied that, having regard to the statutory declaration referred to in section 148I(5) , all the matters that are required, under section 148I(5) , to be declared, have been declared,

( e ) the Board has satisfied itself that no other application for the return of the deposit concerned has been made in respect of the tenancy concerned having regard to the reference number assigned to the tenancy in accordance with section 135(3) ,

( f ) the Board has satisfied itself that no dispute has been referred to the Board under Part 6 in respect of the tenancy concerned and where a dispute was referred to the Board, that it did not concern the return of the deposit, and

( g ) the Board has satisfied itself that the other party has been notified of the application at the address provided by him or her in accordance with section 12(1)(d)(ii)(II) or 16(o)(iii) ,

the Board shall, subject to subsection (2) , return the deposit referred to in section 12(1)(d) to the party who made the application under section 148E as soon as practicable.

(2) Where a party has failed to comply with section 148I(3)

( a ) the Board has had regard to

(i) the circumstances of the application under section 148E , or

(ii) the matters referred to in paragraphs (b) to (g) of subsection (1) ,

and

( b ) in the opinion of the Board, the return of the deposit is a matter that requires resolution by the Board under Part 6 ,

the Board may request the party who made the application under section 148E to refer the application under section 148E to the Board for resolution under Part 6 . ]