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The Housing Benefit (Information from Landlords and Agents) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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3.—(1) A person is required to supply information in the following circumstances—

(a)he is an appropriate person in relation to any dwelling in respect of which—

(i)housing benefit is being paid to an appropriate person pursuant to regulation 93 or 94 of the Housing Benefit Regulations (circumstances in which payment is to be or may be made to a landlord or the Department of the Environment)(1), or

(ii)a request has been made by an appropriate person or by the claimant for housing benefit to be so paid, and

(b)the requirer serves upon that appropriate person, whether by post or otherwise, a written notice stating that the requirer—

(i)suspects that there is or may be an impropriety in relation to a claim in respect of any dwelling wherever situate in relation to which he is an appropriate person, or

(ii)is already investigating an allegation of impropriety in relation to that person.

(2) Information required to be supplied under paragraph (1) shall be supplied to the requirer at the address specified in the notice.

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Regulation 93 was amended by S.R. 1996 Nos. 334 and 448 and S.R. 1997 Nos. 22 and 452 and regulation 94 was amended by S.R. 1994 No. 335, S.R. 1996 Nos. 181 and 448 and S.R. 1997 Nos. 22 and 452

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