Section 23 - Appeals under section 17, 21 or 22
55.Section 23 deals with appeals brought under sections 17, 21 or 22.
56.Subsection (1) provides that an appeal brought under these sections must be made before the end of the period of 21 days, starting from the date the relevant document (see section 23(2)) was served.
57.Subsection (3) provides that a Residential Property Tribunal may allow an appeal to be made after the end of the appeal period, if satisfied that there is a good reason for the delay.
58.An appeal brought under these sections is to be by way of a rehearing of the Tribunal. It may consider matters of which the local authority who made the decision were unaware. Subsection (5) sets out the order-making powers of the tribunal to confirm, vary or quash the matter under consideration.