Residential Tenancies Act 2004
Supplementary procedural matters
Power of Board to make procedural rules.
109.—(1) The procedure to be followed under this Part in relation to a dispute shall, subject to this Part, be such as shall be determined by the Board by rules made by it with the consent of the Minister.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), rules under this section may—
(a) specify the forms to be used for referring a dispute to the Board under this Part,
(b) require specified notifications to be given in respect of the referral of a dispute to the Board under this Part,
(c) specify that a fee of specified amount shall be paid to the Board in respect of the Board's initially dealing with a dispute or the following of any other procedure under this Part in relation to it,
(d) specify the period within which—
(ii) a mediator or adjudicator must furnish his or her report under section 95 or 99 to the Board,
(iii) the Board must serve the documents referred to in subsection (1) of section 96 on each of the parties and ascertain the matters referred to in that section,
(iv) the Board must serve the documents referred to in section 99 (3) on each of the parties,
(v) a dispute must be referred under section 94 , 96(6) or 100 to the Tribunal,
(vi) the Board must, from the date of receipt by it of a determination of an adjudicator under section 97 (4)(a) (contained in a report made to it under section 99 ), make a determination order on foot of that determination,
(vii) the Tribunal must, from the date of a dispute being referred to it, or a determination in relation to a dispute being appealed to it, arrange a hearing in relation to the dispute,
(viii) the Tribunal must, from the date of completion by it of a hearing or hearings in relation to a dispute, make its determination in relation to the dispute,
(ix) the Board must, from the date of receipt by it of a determination of the Tribunal under section 108 make a determination order on foot of that determination, and
(x) the Board must make an application under section 124 to enforce a determination order on being notified that that order is not being complied with.
(3) In the absence of a specification, by rules under this section, of the period within which a thing referred to in a provision of this Act specified in subsection (2)(d) must be done, the provision shall be construed as requiring the thing to be done as soon as practicable after the doing of the thing that immediately precedes it.