Residential Tenancies Act 2004

Board not to deal with reference if fee not paid or tenancy not registered.

83

83.—(1) Subject to subsection (3), the Board shall not—

( a) deal initially with a dispute referred to it under this Part, or

( b) allow any other procedure under this Part to be followed in relation to a dispute referred to it under this Part,

if the fee of the specified amount prescribed by rules under section 109 in relation to that initial dealing or the following of that procedure has not been paid to it.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the Board shall not deal with a dispute in relation to a tenancy referred to it under this Part by the landlord of the dwelling concerned if the tenancy is not registered under Part 7.

(3) The Board may, in the case of a default in payment of a particular fee or registration under Part 7 of a particular tenancy, notify the person or persons concerned of the default and afford the person or persons concerned a reasonable opportunity to rectify the matter; if the matter is rectified within a reasonable time the Board shall, subject to this Part, deal with the dispute or permit the other procedure to be followed in relation to it, as the case may be.