Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019
Enforcement of requirement to update particulars
27. The Act of 2004 is amended by the insertion of the following section after section 144:
“144A. (1) As soon as practicable after it has formed the opinion that a landlord under a tenancy has failed to comply with section 139(1), the Board shall serve the notice referred to in subsection (2).
(2) The notice shall—
(a) inform the landlord of the Board’s opinion, and
(b) request the landlord to, within the period specified in the notice—
(i) comply with section 139(1), or
(ii) furnish to the Board the reasons why the landlord considers (if such be the case) that the opinion is not well founded.
(3) If the landlord, within the period specified in the notice—
(a) does not comply with section 139(1), or
(b) does not furnish the reasons to the Board or furnishes reasons which do not result in the Board altering its opinion,
the Board shall serve a further notice on the landlord stating that the landlord is required to comply with section 139(1) and that the Board’s opinion has not altered and that, if he or she fails to do so within 14 days from the receipt by him or her of the notice, the landlord shall be guilty of an offence.
(4) A person who fails to comply with a notice under subsection (3) within 14 days from the receipt by him or her of the notice shall be guilty of an offence.”.