Rent Restrictions Act, 1946

Recovery of overpayments.

24.—(1) Where any sum—

(a) has been paid on account of any rent which has accrued due after the operative date, and

(b) is a sum declared by section 23 of this Act to be irrecoverable from the tenant,

such sum shall, subject to section 25 of this Act, be recoverable from the landlord who received the payment or his legal personal representative by the tenant by whom it was paid or his legal personal representative.

(2) If any person in any rent book or similar document makes an entry showing or purporting to show any tenant as being in arrear in respect of any sum declared by this Act to be irrecoverable that person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall, on summary conviction thereof, be liable to a fine not exceeding ten pounds, unless he proves that he acted innocently and without intent to deceive.