Residential Tenancies and Valuation Act 2020
Referral of notice of termination to adjudicator under Act of 2004
11. The Act of 2004 is amended by the insertion, in Chapter 3 of Part 4 of the following section:
“39A. (1) Where a landlord serves a notice of termination in relation to the tenancy of a dwelling for failure by the tenant to comply with paragraph (a) of section 16, he or she shall, on the day on which he or she so serves that notice of termination, serve a copy thereof on the Board.
(2) The Board shall, upon receiving a copy of a notice of termination from a landlord, notify the tenant in writing of his or her entitlements under section 76.
(3) Where the tenant refers a matter in connection with the notice of termination to the Board for resolution under section 76, the adjudicator appointed under section 97 to inquire into the dispute shall have regard to any advice referred to in subsection (3A) of section 67 (inserted by section 12 of the Residential Tenancies and Valuation Act 2020) when making a decision or determination under subsection (4) of section 97 in relation to the matter.
(4) The Tribunal shall, on the hearing of an appeal from a decision or determination of an adjudicator referred to in subsection (3), have regard to any advice referred to in subsection (3A) of section 67 when making a decision or determination under section 108.”.