Housing Act, 1988


29.—(1) Any person—

(a) who, on being requested by a housing authority to furnish information to the authority in connection with the exercise of their duties and functions under section 9 , 10 or 11 , gives information which he knows to be false or misleading or fails to supply information which he knows to be material, or

(b) for whom accommodation, lodgings or assistance are being made available by virtue of section 10 (1) and who fails to inform the housing authority of any material change in his circumstances while remaining in occupation of the accommodation or lodgings or in receipt of the assistance,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500.

(2) An offence under this section may be prosecuted by the housing authority who requested the information referred to in subsection (1) (a), or who provided the accommodation, lodgings or assistance referred to in subsection (1) (b).