Explanatory Memorandum

Housing (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

2011 CHAPTER 22

3 May 2011

Commentary on Sections

Section 7: Registration of landlords

Section 7 inserts in the Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 a new Article 65A which enables the Department to make regulations providing for the registration of private landlords. This section creates new offences in relation to provision of false information, letting of houses without registering as a landlord and failure to provide evidence of registration, and enables the courts to order a person to register as a landlord if they have been convicted of the offence of letting of houses while unregistered.