Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014

Part 2 and amendment of Act of 2009

20. The Act of 2009 is amended by inserting the following section after section 29:

“Revision of existing tenancy agreements

29A. (1) Where, by or under any provision of an Act (whether enacted before or after the passing of this Act), a term or condition of an existing tenancy agreement is affected or the need for a new term or condition arises by or under that provision, then, without prejudice to that provision duly having effect, the Minister may prescribe by regulations that a housing authority shall, in the interest of good estate management—

(a) revise the terms and conditions in a manner so prescribed, and

(b) give notice of that provision to the tenants concerned in a manner so prescribed.

(2) For the purposes of this section, regulations made under section 3 may—

(a) require the revision by housing authorities concerned of the terms and conditions in existing tenancy agreements—

(i) by substituting a prescribed term or condition for an affected term or condition,

(ii) by inserting a new term or condition, or

(iii) partly by so substituting and so inserting,

(b) require the re-issue of all or part of the terms and conditions of existing tenancy agreements to tenants concerned so as to take account of the matters referred to under paragraph (a), and

(c) prescribe the manner in which the tenants concerned are to be informed of the revision, which shall include writing to each tenant concerned and may include one or more of the following:

(i) by publication in a newspaper circulating within the administrative area of the housing authority concerned or, if a dwelling concerned is not situated in that area, in the area where it is situated;

(ii) by making it available on the Internet at the web address of the local authority concerned.”