Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015

Amendment of section 16 of Principal Act

24. Section 16 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) in paragraph (m), by substituting “withhold),” for “withhold), and”,

(b) in paragraph (n), by substituting “dwelling, and” for “dwelling.”, and

(c) by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (n):

“(o) where a deposit referred to in section 12(1)(d) has been paid to the landlord by the tenant, for the purpose of the effecting, by the Board, the return of the deposit to the tenant subject to the conditions specified in section 12(4) and ascertaining, for the purpose of such return, if a default referred to in section 12(4) is to be taken into account—

(i) to respond to the notification of the Board that relates to the return of the deposit in accordance with this Act,

(ii) to provide information, in accordance with this Act, to the Board of any such default, and

(iii) to notify the Board, as soon as practicable, of his or her address for correspondence when the tenancy has ended.”.